18 Muslim Women to Watch in 2018

16) Deedra Aboud

Image/Deedra For U.S. Senate 2018

Deedra Abboud, 45, announced in April of this year that she will be seeking the 2018 Democratic nomination for the Arizona Senate race. She faced a slew of anti-Muslim comments on her Facebook page following her announcement but handled it with grace, saying that there must be a silver lining in the “ugliness.”