Here’s What Disabled Trans People Want You to Know (Buzzfeed)

There are many parallels between transgender and disabled experience. Our bodies are medicalized and modeled as deviations from an idealized body — a platonic ideal “able” or “cisgender” existence — and the further we deviate from that ideal, the less acceptable we are in society. We rely on a system of gatekeepers and are often coerced …

Celebrating Queer Muslim Joy with #PrEIDe (Autostraddle)

As millions of people lined busy streets in gayborhoods across the world for Pride weekend, 1.7 billion people began celebrating Eid al-Fitr  —  where after a long hot month of fasting from dawn to sunset Muslims throw a three-day party (in some places it lasts over ten) celebrating community, good food and impeccable outfits. As …

Seek Justice, Wherever You Are (HRC Ramadan Reflections)

My contribution to the Human Rights Campaign's Ramadan Reflections campaign--here in full. You can find the essay on the HRC Website here. We Must Seek Justice, Wherever We Are This summer, we launched a program for incarcerated LGBTQ Muslims at Masjid al-Rabia. A collection of shared resources, advocacy work, and a pen pal program for …

Longest Days, Sacred Nights: A Queer/Trans Muslim Ramadan

This summer, Everyone is Gay and Masjid al-Rabia have partnered to create the Longest Days, Sacred Nights campaign--an entire month of programming for LGBTQ Muslim youth. The first piece in this month of programming: my open letter to LGBTQ Muslim youth.   Ramadan can be hard, especially so for the most marginalized in our communities. …