Women's Elevation Magazine May 2015 - Page 39

Patricia and Alana Raybon: A Christian Mother and Muslim Daughter Bridge a Divide They look like mirror images of each other. You know at first glance that Alana Raybon is the daughter of critically acclaimed and award-winning author Patricia. Even their speaking voices are similar; soft and warm. There is one distinct difference to note: Alana Raybon wears a hijab. She is an orthodox Muslim. And that one difference would create a rift between them that lasted 10 years. Women’s Elevation Magazine | 39