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Tanzila Ahmed
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Writing is rioting.

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Yo! Today, on #MuslimWomensDay listen to your favorite Muslim women on an epic crossover episode of Identity Politics x #GoodMuslimBadMuslim podcast! You get to hear Ikhlas Saleem, Makkah Ali, Zahra Noorbakhsh & myself for an hour! I am so proud of this new podcast by Ikhlas & Makkah - and how it's contributing a black and Muslim and woman and joyful and spiritual and smart voice to the podcasting world - subscribe to Identity Politics now!

Also, if you want to know how to support #MuslimWomensDay - be quiet and listen to Muslim women voices - and you can do that through podcasts!
https://soundcloud.com/identity-politics/episode-15-the-good-and-the-bad

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Was excited to be a guest on today's NPR's Code Switch - I talk about allyship and solidarity with a bunch of dope people. LISTEN IN!

http://www.npr.org/podcasts/510312/codeswitch

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Thanks to Colorlines & Sameer Rao for the awesome coverage of #MuslimVDay cards!!! Check it out! #RESIST #ByAnyMeansNecessary

"Ahmed says that she has received pushback on some of the cards, including from other Muslims who believe their topics are too real, recent and painful to be joked about. Nonetheless, she believes in the project's importance now more than ever. "A lot of people say it's 'too soon,' and I think that's exactly why we need to disrupt these narratives now," she explains. "The card series isn't a tool to joke about things after they've calmed down. It's a tool to spark fires, to excite us, to move us forward into resisting. We don't wait until things are calm for that.""

https://www.colorlines.com/articles/islamophobic-rhetoric-inspires-lewd-puns-these-muslim-v-day-cards

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Hey hey, I'm on Mic thanks to Sarah A. Harvard! Check out her piece on #MuslimVDay cards!

"Ahmed said that while it's important to resist in the more conventional methods, it's imperative for activists and citizens to push back in all possible ways.

"I've been reflecting on the more traditional forms of resisting, like calling your congressman, but we need to resist every way possible — whether that's through sending these cards, the shirt you're wearing or the conversation you're having with another person," Ahmed said. "We need to resist through any means necessary and I hope this is a tool people use this Valentine's Day.

Some may find Ahmed's cards uncomfortable or see their tactics as silly, but here's what the artistic activist has to say about that: "When you live in a society so absurd, sometimes you just have to be absurd to survive."

https://mic.com/articles/168310/these-muslim-themed-valentines-day-cards-are-a-great-punny-responses-to-donald-trump

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Are you looking for the perfect safe word to use with your Valentine this year? Not sure how to tell the person you love how excited you are to go to camp together? Are you ready to get into some extremely heavy vetting? Get your #MuslimVDay Cards, today!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/TazzyStarShop

It's the perfect way to tell the people you love that you are ready for whatever action this new autocratic world order may bring. Also perfect to tell your Muslim friends that you would never ban them.

This is the FIFTH in an annual series of #MuslimVDay Cards created by Tanzila 'Taz' Ahmed. Each set comes with seven signed cards. You can put a stamp on it and mail it to your loved ones and elected representatives.

Be sure to check out the latest The Sporkful with Dan Pashman podcast to hear more about the project: http://www.sporkful.com/a-very-halal-valentines-day-with-taz-ahmed/
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I giggle when I'm nervous, as will be apparent when I guested on the The Sporkful with Dan Pashman on this week's episode - "A Very Halal Valentine's with Taz Ahmed." I told Dan that his mission in the show broadcast was to find me a date. It's honestly one of the best interviews I've had the pleasure of doing and I was totally humbled. We talk about love, dating, food, culture, and grief. (I also listened to the show with Padma Lakshmi as a guest and was super intimidated).

LISTEN! LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!

http://www.sporkful.com/a-very-halal-valentines-day-with-taz-ahmed/

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HAVE YOU BOUGHT YOUR #MUSLIMVDAY CARDS YET? Just went into second printing & mailing out a batch of orders tomorrow! https://www.etsy.com/shop/TazzyStarShop
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WHY, BuzzFeed, I didn't know you were listening! LISTEN TO Zahra & I cry-laugh-cry-dead air-gasp - through 2017 - subscribe to #GoodMuslimBadMuslim podcast today!

"Two American Muslim women, Taz Ahmed and Zahra Noorbakhsh, talk about their identity and the media narratives that can get it oh-so wrong. They will make you laugh, inform you, and occasionally give you homework and advice that will make you do better as a listener and as a human. For an explanation of what the title of the show is all about, visit their website."

https://www.buzzfeed.com/scottybryan/podcasts-you-love-2017

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I thought i had run out of funny inside me - turns out, the only way to respond to the absurdity of the world is to disrupt withe more absurdity. This time with #MuslimVDay Cards!

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/satirical-muslim-themed-valentine-s-day-cards-fight-back-against-n716466

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Bacon is not kryptonite and self-care is staring at ceiling, NEXT #GOODMUSLIMBADMUSLIM, first 2017 show! Out TODAY!: http://www.goodmuslimbadmuslim.com/podcast/2017/1/31/025-large-groups-of-angry-people
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