BLAIR IMANI

About

Image by Photos by Syranno

Image by Photos by Syranno

Blair Imani is a black Muslim activist living in Brooklyn, NY.  She is the founder and Executive Director of Equality for HER, a nonprofit educational platform for feminine identifying individuals.

Today, Blair Imani is a writer and organizer specializing in youth engagement.  She currently serves as the Civic Action & Campaign Lead at DoSomething.org, the largest tech company exclusively for young people and social change.

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.