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WHO AM I ?

I'm Dania Baig, and am currently a senior in High School in the city of Chicago. As an Indian-Muslim, I have always been passionate about social justice issues, and in this political climate, I felt it most important to share my thoughts on the events in this country. I feel that it is extremely important to promote intersectionality and equity-- and hopefully encourage others to do so in this blog as well. 

July 14, 2017

Teenagers mostly hear about the consequences of drugs and alcohol from their worried parents, counselors, or teachers, usually in the context of partying, drunk driving, and other health and safety issues. But this summer, my interest in social justice led me to seek a...

May 23, 2017

Taking a bit of a turn from my last three articles, the topic I’d like to discuss today applies to all of us. The concept has recently popped up in the news alongside the new health care -TrumpCare plan, in social media when speaking about gender divides, and specifica...

May 9, 2017

In my last two articles, I discussed the ideas of who Muslims should speak for and, in turn, who should speak for us. The writing and publications of these last two articles made me reflect on the coming together of the aforementioned minorities. I myself am extremely...

April 18, 2017

In my last article, I discussed the idea of solidarity, and how minorities will only achieve equity if every minority learns to speak up in support of the others.

Historically, all immigrant communities that have come to America have had to overcome discrimination, prej...

April 3, 2017

Who speaks for Muslims? Every minority speaks passionately about ‘making it’ in America— be it in the #LoveWins movement, the #BlackLivesMatter movement, or any other related protest for basic human rights. It’s strange then, that Muslims seem to yearn for the same val...

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