Last week, Sabina Khan-Ibarra, creator of the website Muslimah Montage, where Muslim women meet to “share stories about their triumphs, influences, and aspirations,” tweeted this:
She built awareness and hype for it all week:
And recruited outspoken Muslim women to help:
Finally, on Tuesday afternoon, Sabina kicked off the #EmpoweredMuslimWomen conversation with some important questions:
And the internet was eager to respond. At one point, #EmpoweredMuslimWomen was trending in the United States.
As is common in social justice conversations, those whose power was being threatened showed up to troll and derail the conversation.
But their voices were quickly quelled by the thousands of intelligent and thoughtful women tweeting to empower one-another. Here are some of the most insightful and thought-provoking tweets from #EmpoweredMuslimWomen.
At the time of writing, hundreds of tweets are still being added to the hashtag.
Follow and add to the conversation here.
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