The President’s Table

On June 22nd, I had the opportunity to attend the White House Iftar, to sit at the President’s table, to meet remarkable American-Muslim leaders, to be included in the President’s remarks (https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/06/23/remarks-president-2015-iftar-dinner), and to change my life forever. I can never thank you all enough for supporting me, encouraging me, and inspiring me. I am … Continue reading

#DareToUnderstand Reflection

I am honored to announce that redefy has raised $1,565 dollars for the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia’s #DareToUnderstand campaign. The #DareToUnderstand campaign is such a beautiful example of an intersectional, effective, and peaceful effort to replace hate with understanding. The Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia should be so commended for their great work to … Continue reading

#PrincetonAgainstRacism: Reflection

When I began this project I did not know what to expect. I did a photo campaign about a month ago in recognition of Everyone Matters Day and asked people to finish the phrase “I am…” with the purpose of celebrating diversity and embracing individuality. I took over 50 portraits in my #IAM campaign for … Continue reading

#DareToUnderstand

In the wake of the murder of Walter Scott, the anti-Muslim ads on SEPTA buses, the Chapel Hill shootings, and countless other atoricities it has become apparent that we must act against injustice. I would like to ask all of you to contribute to redefy’s support of the‪#‎DareToUnderstand‬ campaign by the Interfaith Center of Greater … Continue reading

Announcing the Clean Air Campaign!

redefy is excited to announce our first initiative as a part of our 2015 mission: The Clean Air Campaign! The Clean Air Campaign is an effort to rid our vocabularies of derogatory terms, racial slurs, micro-aggressions, and words and phrases which belittle populations and are a detriment to society. The Clean Air Campaign is inspired … Continue reading

Derogatory Terms

We hear derogatory terms thrown around everyday — in the hallways at school, online, and in the media. While these terms may have originally been intended as disparagements or slurs, their role in our culture has completely transformed, and not for the better. It’s true; the casual usage of phrases like “that’s so gay” and … Continue reading