On Imagination and Intersectional Feminism

This speech on imagination and intersectional feminism was a keynote address to the graduates of Dawson CEGEP’s Women’s/Gender Studies Certificate Spring 2016, which I was invited to give by Michelle Smith.  This opportunity further encouraged me to reflect on the role of imagination, hope and inspiration within the context of intersectional feminism and social justice organising.  I continue to be grateful to have been part of this celebration.

Open for Me My Heart: An anti-racist Feminist Queer Muslim Response to Systemic Xenophobia

The following speech (click on link) was spoken on January 30th, 2017 in Tio’tia:ke, unceded Kanien’kehá:ka territory, at a Vigil in response to the anti-Muslim murders in sainte-foy, quebec.

A special thank you to my dearest Ammi whose words shared the stage with me.  Shokaria to Queer, Trans, Womxn Muslims, and QTBIPOC allies, in all of your beautiful layers, for your solidarity and presence (in spirit/virtually/physically).  I felt you as I read out the speech.  I am grateful for community.  Hopeful.  Inspired to keep fighting.  We are powerful.  Truly.