Tired of seeing Muslim women portrayed as weak, sheltered, and limited, journalist Seema Yasmin reframes how the world sees them, to reveal everything they CAN do and the incredible, stereotype-shattering ways they are doing it. Featuring 40 full-color illustrations by illustrator Fahmida Azim throughout, Muslim Women Are Everything is a celebration of the ways in which past and present Muslim women from around the world are singing, dancing, reading, writing, laughing, experimenting, driving, and rocking their way into the history books. Showcasing women who defy categorization, Muslim Women Are Everything proves that to be Muslim and a woman is to be many things: strong, vulnerable, trans, disabled, funny, entrepreneurial, burqa or bikini clad, and so much more. In this episode your eyes will open to a not-well-understood culture, one that has suffered maligning in the years since the 9/11 attacks. But Muslim women have thrived & made indelible strides everywhere. Drop In!
Dr. Seema Yasmin is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, medical doctor, disease detective and author. She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news reporting in 2017 with her team from The Dallas Morning News for reporting on a mass shooting. Yasmin was a disease detective in the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where she chased outbreaks in maximum-security prisons, American Indian reservations, border towns and hospitals. Currently, Dr. Yasmin is a Stanford professor and medical analyst for CNN. Listen to her reflections on vitally important medical and cultural topics of our day and be heartened by the progress made by our Muslim sisters. We’re in this together! With this beautiful new book, Muslim Women Are Everything, published by Harper Collins, you’ll discover the positive impacts of Muslim culture that we rarely, if ever, learn about. Heighten your awareness with this important conversation on Dropping In. Join us!Leave a comment for radio show guests