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Let’s Talk about Britney Spears…and Adnan Syed

Last month, Britney's memoir, The Woman in Me, came out. And, as expected, it's gotten a lot of attention. This made me think this is the perfect time to post a blog post I wrote last year. Now, you may be thinking, why would Britney Spears make it to a blog about self-care for Muslim Activists? I will add to that confusion and say I also want to discuss how it relates to Adnan Syed. Yes, you read that right. I…

Letter to the Community: We are NOT OK

Dear Friends, I am posting today to let you know that my community and I are not doing OK. My community can be defined as the American Muslims, social justice and organizers activists of all backgrounds, Jews against Zionism, and the many people who are clear about the truth and history of Palestine. We are NOT OK. We are done with not being OK. We’re witnessing a genocide of the Palestinian people in Gaza by the state of Israel. And…

Image Of Me Leaning Against A Red Bookshelf (that Looks Orange In This Picture). I Am Looking Past The Camera, Wearing A Black Hijab, And A Checkered Shirt That Is Purple, Black, And Gold.

My Nonprofit Journey

I have been wanting to start this blog for quite some time (we are talking years!) Over the years, I slowly gained clarity on what I wanted to write about. To a point where I would start outlining ideas or thinking through whole blog posts in my head. Yes, I know some of you will say, "Where are those blogs?' or 'Sounds like you need to use the voice recorder app.' Yes, I know. Because I ask myself those same…

White Supremacy/Dominant Culture

I will reference white supremacy or white dominant culture quite a bit throughout my blog posts, so I want to take a minute to explain what I mean when I use these words. To start, I want to be very clear that this does not reference people who identify as white or groups like KKK. This references a type of culture that is so ingrained in various aspects of our lives in so many ways. At some point in our…