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UPDATE: Guys. Not sure how this precious photo has somehow signified a tragedy to everyone, but Griffin is fine! I picked this emoji because it looks just like his sweet little nose. That’s literally all. He’s just so cute. So calm down, y’all. That is all! 🤣
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Salaam Alaikum means “peace be unto you,” and is the standard greeting of the Muslim faith. Salaam means peace. In Islam, Friday is jumu’ah, the day of prayer. And last Friday, a man was greeted at the door of the ChristChurch mosque in New Zealand by Daoud Nabi, who said “come in brother.” That man opened fire on the congregation and killed 50 people. #50Lives . It has taken me a week to crawl out from under the anvil on my chest and write about this.
I have been privileged enough to visit mosques over the years, and pray with some of my closest friends. I am always struck in the deepest part of my heart by the greeting, “welcome, sister,” or “come in, sister.” I have always been made to feel at home. Faith is supposed to do that. To welcome all. To encourage kindness, and empathy, and service, and love. The demonization of our brothers and sisters, the faithful of Islam, is a sin. Period. Islamic extremism is no more “Muslim” than any white nationalist is “a Christian.” EVERY religion teaches compassion. The Koran teaches that anyone who kills one person kills all of humanity. Let that sink in. ALL OF HUMANITY. So let us stop. Stop tolerating whatever the far right is doing. Stop doing “profile pieces” on Nazis and fascists. Stop saying “it’s just a small group of people” (POTUS, I’m looking at you). White nationalism is terrorism. Period. Let us condemn it as such. We should have learned this, as a people, by now. Let us do better. Let us all learn from Jacinda Ardern. She is the leader the world needs and deserves. She is our North Star now. Let us learn from the Maori, and stand in solidarity with our communities, quite literally arm in arm at their doors when they are most vulnerable.
Sufism is called the heart of Islam, and is truly the heart of all faith: peace, compassion, and oneness. The collective heart. Let ours all beat together and drown out any hatred, any disinformation, and anything but love. Insha’Allah 🙏
1. Maori men offer their traditional nose kiss, the Hongi, to the Muslim community, standing in solidarity as one New Zealand. [continued in part 2]
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1. Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, comforting grieving members of the ChristChurch Muslim community. She wore a hijab as a sign of respect, and both deemed the tragedy an act of terrorism and told mourners that New Zealanders were all “united in grief.” This is a leader.
2. Ardern telling ChristChurch mourners “New Zealand mourns with you” and introduces two minutes of silence in New Zealand during which the Call to Prayer was observed.
fam jam, Seattle edition. Thanks to the best friends and teammates in life and business for the great day.
And thank you to all who joined, my four fellow lady boss panelists, and our shining example of a good dude and an ally who moderated our enlightening conversation on representation, privilege, personal passion, entrepreneurship, and CSR too. With minds like these looking at how to create change, the future feels bright! 💓 #TalkingWithTrailblazers
#ad Last night I had the supreme pleasure, along with Jane Walker by @JohnnieWalkerUS, of having an important and powerful conversation about women. And I got to do so alongside some of my #sheroes ! Vanity Fair deputy editor of The Hive Claire Landsbaum, Axios’ new CTO Jess Szmajda (hey women in tech!), Sophie Kelly, Senior VP of North American Whiskeys at Diageo + ultimate ladyboss, and my bestie and business partner in #DetroitBlows , Nia Batts. We laughed a lot, I cried once (only once, that’s impressive!) and we all shared the highs and lows of our own adventures in kicking down doors to take our seats at the table of business and leadership. It was incredible.
I will always fight for gender equality and parity, and I am proud to partner with a brand who stands for — and pushes forward! — progress. I’m truly grateful to this team for hosting my dream panel with me. At the New York Historical Society, no less!? Swoon. Plus they make a damn good whiskey, so afterward cheers were had! This International Women’s Day, let’s celebrate how far we’ve come, and gear up for the journey ahead. Let’s #WalkWithJane
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Kicking of the #InternationalWomensDay celebrations right, speaking on environmental justice in conversation with @ayanaeliza this morning at #DVF .
Gives extra meaning to wearing pieces created by some of the incredible women who personify #herstory to me. 🖤