I’m Amani, the founder of the largest online platform for Muslim women’s voices in the country. AMA.
I’m the editor-in-chief of Muslimgirl.com, the largest website for American Muslim women where "Muslim Women Talk Back." I'm also the author of the just-released "Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age," out with Simon & Schuster this week, which gives a voice to growing up Muslim in post-9/11 America.
EDIT 10/22/16 @ 12:18 PM: Okay, so this AMA totally crowded up after I logged off. I was only online to do this for 1.5 hours on Thursday, and many Qs were asked or upvoted after I left (keep in mind that when I logged off, there were maybe 100 comments? At the time of writing this there are over 1200!) However, after seeing the discussion this sparked and the many unanswered questions that seemed to have spiked interest, I will be coming back online to continue the convo with you all. Just please understand that I'm currently in the middle of my pub week and thus can only come back to this when I have available time! Please keep an eye out for my continued responses, and yes, especially for those upvoted Qs!
Edit: Hey all, I'm LOVING our convo together, but sadly my editor is telling me it's time to jump off. Seems like good timing anyway since the trolls are starting to join us! 😜 I'll keep responding throughout the day so please don't hesitate to drop your Q and I'll get to it when I can. Thanks for having me!
P.S. I had limited time to answer some really deep Qs here, so I want you to know that many of the topics y'all have raised are ones I discuss more extensively in my book. Consider checking it out, and if you do, let me know what you think. You can find it here: http://muslimgirl.com/book