Raising our voicesPosted: March 28, 2012
Love InshAllah on Al-Hurra TV!
The global press continues to be intrigued by Muslim women openly and honestly raising their voices to share their stories:
Sometimes a book can weave its way into your consciousness so deeply that the characters and stories merge with you, mirroring back buried pieces of you, and expand your thinking in unimaginable ways. Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women, edited by Nura Maznavi and Ayesha Mattu, is one such book.
There were also a number of features on our amazing contributors:
Leila Khan (‘Rerouting’) was interviewed by KPFA’s awesome APEX Express, which highlights Asian & Pacific Islander perspectives. Her insights begin at the 36-minute mark, here.
Community organizer and contributing writer Tanzila ‘Taz’ Ahmed (‘Punk drunk love’) was selected as Asian Pacific Americans for Progress (APAP) 2011 Unsung Hero. Taz gives us ways to ‘pay it forward‘ at her blog.
For those of you in Boston, our contributor Zahra Noorbaksh (‘The Birds, the bees – and my hole”) will be performing her hilarious one-woman show ‘All Atheists are Muslim’ at Boston University tomorrow night!
Filmmaker and contributor Nijla Mumin’s new film Two Bodies was featured in two recent film festivals. You can catch the trailer, here.