Saadia Faruqi is a Pakistani-American writer, interfaith leader, and author of Brick Walls: Tales of Hope & Courage from Pakistan. She edits Blue Minaret, an online literary magazine for Muslim art, poetry and prose. Her thoughts about the global Muslim experience can be read in NBC Asian America and the Huffington Post, among others.
Fem: What is your definition of feminism?
Saadia Faruqi: I was born and raised in Pakistan, and only moved to the U.S. in my early twenties. So my concepts of feminism are different from a typically-western or typically American ideology. I’m also a Muslim, and so what it means to me to be a woman is informed by my religious beliefs as well. For me feminism is female empowerment and agency. Continue reading “Featured Fem | Meet Saadia Faruqi”