Photo by Katherine Pekala

Photo by Katherine Pekala

BLAIR IMANI

About

Blair Imani is an author and activist based in Brooklyn, NY. Living at the intersection of Black, Queer, and Muslim identity, Imani is the author of Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History. She is the founder and Executive Director of Equality for HER, a nonprofit educational platform for women and nonbinary people.

Full Bio:

Blair Imani is an author and activist based in Brooklyn, NY. She is the author of Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History, which arrives on shelves in October 2018.

Blair is the founder and Executive Director of Equality for HER, a nonprofit educational platform for women and nonbinary people. Equality for HER joined the roster on NBCU's Erase the Hate Accelerator Program alongside social justice initiatives fighting for a more inclusive world.

In the summer 2017, Blair Imani shattered stereotypes when she came out on national television as a queer Muslim woman. Blair Imani began working with GLAAD to continue elevating the stories of queer people of faith.  In September 2017, her work with GLAAD was featured in Teen Vogue

As a political journalist, Blair Imani has battled with Tucker Carlson and appeared on MSNBC to discuss the chaotic American political landscape.  She has guest lectured at Yale University and presented at Harvard University for the inaugural National Muslim Women's Leadership conference and at the Harvard Kennedy School's 2017 Black Policy Conference.  As an internationally recognized activist, Blair Imani was featured at the 10th Anniversary Freedom Festival in Hull, United Kingdom with world-renowned visual artist bob and Roberta Smith.

From June 2016 - June 2017, Blair Imani worked as a Press Officer with Planned Parenthood Federation of America.  Blair Imani was first described as an activist during this period following her July 2016 arrest at a Black Lives Matter protest in Baton Rouge in response to the killing of Alton Sterling.

Blair Imani has written for Huffington Post and VICE and has been featured in Nylon Magazine, Teen Vogue, Salon, Broadly, The 405, and Bustle.