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Meharoona Ghani

Meharoona Ghani holds a Master of Arts degree in Gender and International Development from the University of Sussex. Her years of work has specialized in race and gender analysis, including how religion or culture is used to justify violent acts specifically towards South Asian Muslim women. Currently, she is a community engagement and diversity specialist with M. Ghani Consulting, and a published writer working on her book based on autobiographical accounts on identity and belonging.

News flash, Mr. Harper: Muslim women can be strong. Stop speaking for us.

Do you remember the 1990 Gulf War? I do. I am Muslim, and have never worn a hijab (headscarf)— but at the time, in an act of solidarity, I opted to briefly wear one after I heard a...