Fighting For What’s Right!

Love, InshAllah editor Ayesha Mattu was profiled by Elan Magazine, discussing her career and the motivation and intention behind book.

Fighting For What’s Right, by Moniza Khokar

Ayesha Mattu, 39, is not afraid to challenge the status quo.  Her professional career focuses on creating safe spaces for oftentimes disenfranchised communities.  Mattu has now co-edited a book called Love, InshAllah.  She shares the stories of American Muslim women falling in love.  We got a chance to speak with Ayesha.

Elan: You’ve co-edited a new book titled Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women.  Can you tell us a little bit about it?

AM: Love, InshAllah is a non-fiction anthology featuring 25 American Muslim women writing about their search for love. These are provocative and moving stories about flirting, romance, love, dating, and relationships. In the process they also explore topics such as sexuality, polygyny, racism, and identity. What links the writers together is their identity as American and Muslim, but otherwise they represent a broad spectrum of ethnicities and races, as well as religious perspectives from orthodox to cultural to secular.
Read more of Ayesha’s interview at Elanthemag.