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Zainab Zeb Kahn joins the podcast this week to discuss Muslim Women’s Day. She explains why it’s important to not group Muslim women into one progressive category, but instead see them as a diverse group of women who’ve given much to society. She also discusses her fight against FGM (female genital mutilation) and shares the stories of the women she is helping. And finally, Zainab shares her own story and explains more about her work at the Muslim American Leadership Alliance.
Zainab Zeb Khan is Chair and Cofounder of the Muslim American Leadership Alliance. Born in the US to Pakistani-Afghan immigrants, she became an activist after eye-opening experiences counseling survivors of domestic violence and organizing exhibitions for artists facing repression. A former Senior Clinician holding a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, Zainab also co-curated the International Museum of Women’s exhibition “Muslimah: Muslim Women’s Arts and Voices”and has served as a United Nations Delegate on the Commission on the Status of Women since 2013. Zainab has been published in the Oral History Review on Muslim American oral histories, and also serves as an Advisory Impact Board of Director for Picture Motion. She is also the recipient of the prestigious 2020 Silver Stevie Award for Women in Business, in the Non-Profit/Government sector.
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