Our Time Is Now: The Legacy of Muslim Women in Politics

Woman. Headstrong. Independent. Unapologetically Muslim. A combination of words that sends instant chills down my spine — I am rejuvenated, empowered, inspired. We tend to underestimate the gravity and significance of representation. Seeing someone that mirrors your background, values, and opinions in a position of power, especially when that individual navigates the public sphere acknowledging…

My Vote Is My Voice.

“I want to be remembered as a woman who dared to be a catalyst of change.” –Shirley Chisholm Being a minority in twenty-first century America, you learn early on that you are different — it starts off with something as simple as elementary school teachers refusing to pronounce your name correctly so as not to…

Gandhi, The Problematic “Hero”

It comes as quite a shock when the man you grew up believing to be a “saint” actually had dark, twisted secrets that history neglects to accentuate. For the first seven years of my life, I grew up in Bangalore, India, and naturally, I was taught to blindly admire and respect one of India’s greatest…