What I Wish for My Muslim Daughter in America as a New Mom

Ranna Abduljawad, a guest blogger last year who wrote “This Is What Happens When You Marry Outside of Your Nationality” for Muslim Girl, was a featured speaker for TEDxFSCJ.

In this video, she speaks candidly about her concerns while raising her daughter in a post-Trump era where Islamophobia and discrimination toward Muslims and people of color have become the norm.

While the talk is beautiful and raw as she discusses legitimate concerns of a new mom raising her Muslim daughter in America, what is most disturbing after watching the video was reading the comments from people who did not believe she belonged in America.