Re-scripting Islam in Indiana

Friends, my brief trip to Indiana for Indiana University’s Re-scripting Islam conference was packed with good times!

I was on a panel about Muslim women and the media with Mona Eltahawy and my MMW Associate Editor Krista Riley. Funny enough, I’d met Mona in 2009, but had never met Krista, with whom I’ve been working for three years! It was wonderful to finally meet her in person, and an honor to be on a panel with them both.

Krista (right) and I (the tired one on the left) at the conference. Photo taken by Amina Waheed.

Muslim Voices live blogged the panel, and I’ve been told there is video forthcoming. I’ll post it as soon as it’s available.

The final panel included Nabil Echchaibi discussing alternative modernities–you can check out the Muslim Voices liveblog here. He  name-dropped MMW as a great example of “bottom-up” online Muslim grassroots activism! Quite a wonderful compliment!

Unfortunately, I missed the first day of the conference, which sounds like it was wonderful. Once video is available, I’ll be sure to post it.

Though my trip was short, it was most definitely sweet!

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