From the forthcoming film "Generation 9/11"

Three Generations of New York Muslim Women Activists on 9/11

We spoke with three generations of New York Muslim women activists for the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and the upcoming fifth anniversary of the award-winning memoir ‘Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age.’ This is an excerpt from the forthcoming film Generation 9/11. Guests: Aisha Al-Adawiya, community organizer and founder of Women In Islam Inc.; Linda…

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These New Muslim Women TV Characters Play in a Rock Band

There’s a new show on television — and this time we’re meeting an entire ensemble cast of Muslim women characters. In Peacock’s new show “We Are Lady Parts,” starring Anjana Vasan, Amina is an awkward but musically talented brown girl trying to keep up with her friends all getting engaged. Her journey leads her to…

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This Is How You Respond To Inappropriate Questions

Have you ever been in a situation where you were asked inappropriate questions? Imagine…you’re in a room full of colleagues (pre-COVID) and one of your male peers strikes up a conversation with you. At first it’s fine – strictly platonic. And then he says, “You’re so pretty. Why are you still single?” Do you answer?…

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Watch: The Racial Politics of Time

In this TED Talk from TEDWomen, cultural theorist Brittney Cooper explores the racial politics of time: how time has been stolen from Black people by white supremacy, and with it, opportunities, health, and joy. This TED Talk will make you think about time in a whole new way. Check it out above. Have you ever…

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This Video About Self-Love Is All You Need To See Today

Love is in the air or something like that, so everyone is saying. If you don’t have a valentine or galentine, you’re probably safe from the haram police at least. But that’s neither here nor there because this isn’t a post to debate whether or not V-day is haram or not. All joking aside, we…

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Do You Know the Signs of Cervical Cancer?

January is cervical cancer awareness month. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common kind of cancer among people with vaginas worldwide and can be easily screened for with pap smears. It’s important for vagina owners to know the signs and symptoms of cervical cancer, and get preventative care so that problems can be diagnosed earlier…

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Heidi Grant speaks at TEDSalon: Rethink, in partnership with Brightline at TED World Theater, June 6, 2019, New York, NY. Photo: Jasmina Tomic / TED

How to Ask for Help and Get a “Yes”

Everyone needs help sometimes. Asking for help can be challenging, and being vulnerable enough to do so can be uncomfortable. In this TED Talk, social psychologist Heidi Grant details how to ask for help and get a “yes,” while also making the process rewarding for the giver of help as well. We need to help…

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Get Festive With “The Muslim Christmas Song”

[And mention] when the angels said, “O Mary, indeed Allah gives you good tidings of a word from Him, whose name will be the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary – distinguished in this world and the Hereafter and among those brought near [to Allah]. — Quran 3:45 You’ve probably heard Christmas music nonstop on…

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Watch: How Should We Understand Life In a Pandemic?

In this TED Talk, policymaker and poet Aaron Maniam speaks about how the language we use to talk about COVID shapes the way that we think about our experience with pandemic. He touches upon the inequality of COVID, and how some of us are experiencing relief: more time with our families; while others are suffering…

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Here’s How to Fix a Democracy That No Longer Represents the People

In this TED Talk, Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig discusses how money has corrupted democracy and our government, creating a system of inequality where only 0.02% of the U.S. population is represented by the so-called representative government. According to Lessig, this flawed system must be repaired before we can ever even adequately begin to address the…