This Thursday, May 5th, Jean will be speaking with contributors to the new book I Speak for Myself: American Women on Being Muslim. The edition comprises the personal narratives of 40 women under the age of 40 from diverse backgrounds: blogger, academic, advocate, activist, artist, journalist, teacher, student, engineer, coach, government representative. They all, however, share three things: they are American, Muslim, and women.
The book provides a forum where Muslim American women can tell their own stories, rather than have someone speak for them. All their stories explore the struggle of negotiating between the different aspects of their identities. Anyone who reads the essays in the book can relate to these women on some level.
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