Refinery29: Why This American Muslim Woman Has Traded Her Hijab For A Hat

Donald Trump's election as U.S. president last week has led to a reported surge in hate crimes against minority groups across the country. 

Just as racists and xenophobes in the UK felt emboldened by the Brexit vote to attack immigrants and people who don't look or sound like them, the U.S. election result seems to have unleashed a tide of hatred.

Blair Imani

Blair Imani engages with a variety of issues affecting Black, Muslim, and femme communities. Imani is the Executive Director of Equality for HER, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness for issues affecting the global femme community. Blair is a Press Officer at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She has previously worked with the Women’s Information Network, Equality Louisiana, Louisiana Progress, StuffSheLikes.com, Beautiful in Every Shade, and Baton Rouge Organizing.