March 14, 2017

One More Question with Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

We asked Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, founder and editor of MuslimGirl.com, about media misrepresentation during the International Women's Day Global Health Symposium. See what she said.

 

 

"I am really honored to be joining the Global Health Symposium to talk about media misrepresentation, because I feel that work like ours doesn't really get discussed in the context of mental health, for example. The impact that media misrepresentation has on individuals not seeing a reflection of themselves in the media around them, or being impacted by really negative messaging about who they are and what they stand for or even their place in society. It really does create a tremendous impact on people like myself who grew up during the height of Islamophobia and dealt with that in a very difficult way, through self-esteem issues through an inferiority complex and otherwise. Especially with everything going on in the news today, I think it's especially pertinent for us to discuss how media misrepresentation impacts members of racial or cultural communities of marginalized backgrounds that are being targeted right now. And that's something that should not go ignored."

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