6/9: Blair Imani on Tucker Carlson

6/9: Blair Imani on Tucker Carlson

June 9, 2017: On "Tucker Carlson Tonight," American Muslim Blair Imani, executive director of Equality for HER, explained why she thinks such safe spaces are a good idea.

Liberated Woman Tee

Liberated Woman Tee

Five dollars from the sale of each Liberated Woman t-shirt, available through Liberated People, will support Planned Parenthood’s programs benefitting women of color.

2/27: A Night with Amani at Bowery Poetry

"In the wake of the immigration bans and heightened Islamophobia in the United States and abroad, it's more important than ever to amplify Muslim women's voices and fight for inclusion and justice in our communities. We hope you'll join us for this exciting night of community building and activism to engage in an important conversation about supporting the Muslim community and resistance in the Trump era." - Sakhi for South Asian Women


I will be hosting Sakhi for South Asian Women's "A Night With Amani Al-Khatahtbeh." Amani has become a prominent feminist powerhouse, speaking around the country and the world (notably at the most recent United State of Women alongside Michelle Obama and Gloria Steinem) on gender justice and issues affecting Muslim women. The site today boasts one million unique visitors, 50 writers and editors, and its creator is a Forbes 30 Under 30 in media. Amani has been profiled in various media outlets including the New York Times, New York Magazine, Teen Vogue, and written numerously on everything from media representation to anti-blackness in her community.

In October, Amani's memoir, Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age was published to rave reviews and named a NYT Editors Pick. This evening, we'll be hearing a reading from the book, have time for an audience Q&A, and learn more about what makes these brilliant young feminist tick.

PRI: Millennial activist Blair Imani is fighting for equality, and wants all generations to join her

Credit: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

Credit: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

Blair Imani was arrested at a Black Lives Matter protest in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 10, 2016. The rally had been organized by three teenage women in response to the shooting death of Alton Sterling, and was meant to be a peaceful protest. It turned chaotic and violent as law enforcement clashed with the protesters.

BBC: Bob and Roberta's Excellent Protest Adventure

BBC: Bob and Roberta's Excellent Protest Adventure

From the Brexit vote to Black Lives Matter it seems the world is reclaiming its right to protest. In this film, Bob sets out to discover what's getting everyone so angry in a wry, opinionated and passionate investigation into our age of activism.

 

i-D: why activist blair imani will no longer wear hijab post-trump

i-D: why activist blair imani will no longer wear hijab post-trump

On November 9, activist Blair Imani decided that wearing her faith’s traditional head covering no longer enabled her to feel safe. Here, she describes navigating the intersection of self-expression and self-protection, and the need for change.

indy100: This American Muslim woman has decided to wear a hat instead of her hijab - here's why

indy100: This American Muslim woman has decided to wear a hat instead of her hijab - here's why

Immediately following the announcement that Trump won the election, American Muslim women took to Twitter to express their fear about wearing the hijab.

This American Life: Times Square

This American Life: Times Square

 

In this week's episode, Ira talked to Blair Imani, a Muslim woman who worries she will no longer feel safe wearing a hijab after the election.

Muslim Girls Are Being Warned Not to Wear Their Hijabs Due to Fears of Violence

Muslim Girls Are Being Warned Not to Wear Their Hijabs Due to Fears of Violence

Less than a day has passed since Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election. But still reeling from a campaign built on hateful rhetoric, many women, people of color, Muslims, Latinos, and people in the LGBTQ+ community already are deeply concerned for their safety.