Taz had an awesome time at the She the People summit hosted by Aimee Allison and was so excited to share her day with y’all in the last episode - especially given the dumpster fire of the Kavanaugh Supreme Court nominations. There was a lot going on in the last show, so here are some links so you can follow along:
It’s election season and you all should be following the #MyMuslimVote campaign from Mpower Change! Visit their toolkit to run a campaign at your own mosque and use the hashtag to tell us why your vote matters!
Aimee Allison who hosted the She The People summit, also has her own podcast - Democracy in Color. Do give it a listen!
First Desi female Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal spoke on our show - and she is amazing.
We talked to soon-to-be Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib on this episode - read more about her phenomenal win here.
To keep up with all the activism work that Linda Sarsour is doing, follow her very active facebook page. And here’s an article about her arrest at the Kavanaugh hearing, who we all agree needs to not be a Supreme Court Judge.
Poet and writer Elmaz Abinader is a dear writing mentor to both Zahra and Taz - and we were thrilled to have her speak on this show. Check out her writing, poetry and books - and do check out the writing workshop she helped start up for writers of color - Voices of Our Nations Arts/VONA.
Taz also has a huge correction - she misspoke Ilhan’s name! The second Muslim Congresswoman entering this next year is Ilhan Omar and you can learn more about her here.
What about the fatwa on eating what kind of bagels you want? It has something to do with Cynthia Nixon’s bagel choices.
A big shout out to our sibling in the Muslim podcasting world and Taz’s #GoodMuslim Award receiver - Ahmed Ali Akbar and the See Something Say Something podcast is ending! We are sad to see them go and sharing this space with them meant the world to us.
Be sure to enter the Safwat Saleem x #GoodMuslimBadMuslim Art for Dark Times giveaway! Due it by October 31st!