Thanks so much to all of you that came out last Monday to the Bowery Poetry Club for the first stop on Amani Al-Khatahtbeh’s book tour, hosted by Sakhi! We are so grateful to have been able to share that space with you and engage in an important conversation about Islamophobia, feminism and gender, being an ally, youth activism, and everything in between. Your questions were thoughtful and inspiring, and showed how deeply so many of you care about where our movement can go from here. Keep up with Amani and our incredible host, Blair Imani, and purchase “Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age” if you haven’t!
Join Sakhi for South Asian Women in this exciting evening with author, media mogul, and founder of popular online magazine Muslim Girl, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh.
Since starting Muslim Girl from her bedroom at seventeen, Amani has become a prominent feminist powerhouse, speaking around the country and the world (notably at the most recent United State of Women alongside Michelle Obama and Gloria Steinem) on gender justice and issues affecting Muslim women. The site today boasts one million unique visitors, 50 writers and editors, and its creator is a Forbes 30 Under 30 in media. Amani has been profiled in various media outlets including the New York Times, New York Magazine, Teen Vogue, and written numerously on everything from media representation to anti-blackness in her community.
In October, Amani’s memoir, Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age was published to rave reviews and named a NYT Editor’s Pick. This evening, we’ll be hearing a reading from the book, have time for an audience Q&A, and learn more about what makes this brilliant young feminist tick. This event will be hosted by Black Muslim American activist and Equality for HER founder and executive director, Blair Imani, who will be leading our conversation and sharing insights from her own activism and experience.
In the wake of the immigration bans and heightened Islamophobia in the United States and abroad, it’s more important than ever to amplify Muslim women’s voices and fight for inclusion and justice in our communities. We hope you’ll join us for this exciting night of community building and activism.