Yesterday was a big day. The day that Donald Trump officially became the President of the United States of America. Many Muslims have mixed emotions ranging from fear, anxiety, anger. Our Editor-in-Chief Amani posted a practical and informative video on how allies can help Muslim women during these tough times ahead.
Check it out on her YouTube page.
Here are the highlights from her video on three easy ways allies can help Muslim women:
1. Stand up for Muslim women.
If you hear a racist statement said by someone in public or by friends or family, call them out and correct them.
2. Let us talk, and then listen.
Safety pins and hijab solidarity are cool, but actual conversations with Muslim women is more effective. Moreover, spread articles and videos that are written by Muslim women and amplify their voice.
3. Support Muslim women.
Whether by initiatives or small business, support Muslim women platforms.
These three ways are super simple, but powerful ways white women can be allies to Muslim women. They can be done anywhere and only take a couple of seconds.
What are some other ways people can be allies to Muslim women?