“Muslim Girl” Author Explains How Millennials Are Shaking The Country Up—In a Good Way | Bitch Media
I felt lost growing up. That’s an experience that’s really understated, because it’s hard to identify, but that absence of having figures who look like you, who you’re able to identify [with] in pop culture—I think it really does something to you when you’re missing from that picture. I recently did an interview with Zareen Jaffery, who’s an editor at Simon & Schuster. She’s the editor of this new imprint they have called Salaam Reads, which is for books with Muslim characters as their central theme. She said that one of the ways you rob people of their humanity and make them feel like they’re monsters is by not allowing them a reflection of themselves. I think that really speaks to the experience of Muslim kids, especially after 9/11 happened. Not only did we [not] have much representation, but the representation that we did have was entirely negative and antagonistic. I think that has a tremendous impact on how we view ourselves in relation to our society as we grow up.
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