Jummah Reflection: I Love You.

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF. Have you ever been in love? I mean real love. Not just the kind that we make movies about. The kind that transcends and envelopes and overwhelms all senses? The kind of love that…

GUEST BLOGGER | Teens Find Empowerment at Texas Conference for Women by Ilene Haddad

My colleague Ilene Haddad and I usually spend the Texas Conference for Women together, wandering the trade show and live-tweeting panels. This year’s convention was incredible. Some of the best keynotes I’ve attended in the history of the conference including…

Jummah Reflection: Your Ego is Not Your Amigo

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF. This week I’m thinking about how little time we have in our lives here on planet earth. In the eternal stream of things, our individual existence is a tiny blip. The one thing we…

43 Career Lessons at Age 43

I graduated high school a year early and never went to college. I spent my 20’s doing all manner of random jobs including administrative support, car washing, and food service. Somewhere in the middle of my 30’s, after getting married…

Jummah Reflection: You Are Being Played.

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF. When I was a little girl, there was an older person who used to tease me mercilessly. This person understood my triggers, noticed when things bothered me, and found it amusing to choose random…

Jummah Reflection: I Build Bridges

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF. This week I’m thinking about “building bridges” – particularly in an interfaith context. A lot of people use this term to refer to all interfaith activities. But I want to be very clear: Building…

Announcing the Launch of the Digital Centership Conservatory

It is with a great deal of pride and excitement that I am announcing the launch of a new program for training and supporting individuals who lead public conversations online. The Digital Centership Conservatory is preparing to launch our first…

Jummah Reflection: Own Your Shit.

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF. Yesterday at the Texas Conference for Women, I listened to Viola Davis deliver one of the most inspiring and beautiful talks I’ve ever heard. I wish every single person I know could have been…

Jummah Reflection:  I'm a Muslim

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF. This morning I’m thinking about what it means to be a Muslim. I am coming up on 19 years in this tradition–almost half my life now, Alhamdolillah. I’m eternally grateful to Allah (SWT) for…

Jummah Reflection: You Should Feel Bad

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom, TGIF… and also, G’mar Hatima Tova to my Jewish friends, and to my Shia friends – may your observance of Ashura be filled with meaning. Every day is Ashura, every Heart is Karbala. Today marks an…