Many Muslim Americans feel a sense of urgency to take control of their narrative. My personal attempt at translating this urgency into action is reflected through my work to explore the inherent complexity of gender-and-Islam.
The incessant headlines about violence in the name of Islam have led nearly one in two Americans to erroneously conclude that the faith of Islam is more likely than other religions to encourage violence.
Three men in suits approached me and said that Secret Service had spotted me from the top of a building. They had requested to see my credentials "just in case." I asked, "Just in case what?"