3/8: Muslim Women In America

MUSLIM WOMEN IN AMERICA

On International Women's Day, The DFM curated a discussion panel featuring 5 lovely individuals identifying as Muslim Women.

"Our decision to zone in on this particular demographic was fueled by the insistence to use this platform for a group whose voice needs to be heard. In the midst of the ever-trending "feminism" movement capitalized by brands and influencers, it felt right to pass the mic to Muslim women, divulging their particular experience as females in today's America. What resulted was a thought-provoking, colorful conversation between 5 intelligent women with varying backgrounds, ethnicities, and experiences."
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Blair Imani

Activist

"The glimmer of hope that I hold onto now is that Trump's administration will unite marginalised people toward a common goal and force allies to realise that they must centre the voices and lived experiences of marginalised people. If all of us who comprise "the other" are given the space and liberty to enact the path toward our collective liberation, I believe it will come a lot sooner. For folks of privilege, this means having uncomfortable conversations at the dinner table, speaking up against hate, and taking steps to be a genuine ally."

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.