by Abaki Beck
Text: Totally Radical Muslims Zine! Vol. 2: Karbala - Fired Resistance Stories
Author: A group of Muslims from Oakland, California
Quote to Highlight: "Love within the context of social justice eliminates domination and establishes commitment to others, no matter where the oppressed are found...Understanding our complicity serves as a reminder to keep ourselves in check and not recreate oppressive hierarchies in social justice movements." - Jehanzeb, Resisting Islamophobia
Quick Summary: Totally Radical Muslims Zine is a beautiful space that promotes and empowers the voices of radical Muslims who are so often left out of (or demonized in) mass media. Volume two focuses on stories of resistance and survival - through more than 20 works of poetry, essays, visual art, and more.
File it under: Muslims, intersectionality, community, activism
Type of text: Poems, personal essays, and more
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