Monica Traverzo talks to us about being a Puerto Rican Muslimah, and how her intersectional kids are being raised in their PaliRico (@mon.del.tra is trademarking it) Arab Latino household. Her points on ethnic, cultural and religious pride should be listened to on repeat because they’re so simple, yet so many Muslim Americans miss the mark on these. What is the point of parenting Muslim children in America anyway? Let’s revisit that, too. Common interactions with Muslims, though, is what breaks our hearts more when we hear it from a convert’s POV. We can do SO MUCH BETTER!
Take aways include “convertible names” (@zaibathasan is trademarking that one), the secret ingredient to mommying all the kids while doing all the things, and how NOT to act or what NOT to say when someone looks visibly Muslim and has a “non-Muslim sounding name.” Spoiler alert: There’s no such thing as a non-Muslim sounding name! C’mon y’all!
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