Celebrating #MuslimWomensDay with a Wild Mystic Woman
Today is Muslim Women's Day and we are thrilled to launch our podcast, "Table Talk". Table Talk is an interview series of inspiring and informative conversations about intersectional feminism, true diversity, social justice advocacy, and interfaith work.
Table Talk's first episode features Layla Saad, founder of Wild Mystic Woman. Layla writes and hosts powerful conversations on the intersecting themes of spirituality, creativity, feminism, business, leadership, and sacred activism. She stands at a diverse intersection of identities, from which she is able to draw rich and intriguing perspectives.
Her own personal journey as a Black Muslim woman, her past work with mentoring clients and her writings often confront the oppressive cultures of patriarchy and white supremacy. Through Layla's work, she is devoted to centering and uplifting the stories, art and magic of women of color.
In this #MuslimWomensDay podcast episode, Layla and our founder discuss the following:
- Layla's core values as an East African, Arab, British, Muslim woman
- Personal transformations as a woman living in the Middle East, with roots that stretch over to the UK and Africa
- Layla's personal journey as a hijabi
- How to tie religion and spirituality into your work as a business owner
- Passing the mic to women of color and Muslim women
- The rise of the alt-right and increase in Islamophobia
- "Black Panther" and what it means to the Black community
- Reconnecting with African roots and fighting cultural appropriation
We hope you enjoy this conversation regarding religion, spirituality, racism and Islamophobia as much as we did. Please click the play button below to listen in and be sure to let us know who you'd like to see on the Table Talk podcast. Thanks for listening and happy #MuslimWomensDay!
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