Sister, We Are Rising with Aaliyah Hussain
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Patriarchal religion has kept women's voices silent far too long. In this episode, Aaliyah Hussain discusses reclaiming our power and our voices from a Muslim woman's perspective. My biggest takeaway - we are all the same - and we are rising - together.

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[2:06] Why women feel "less than"

[3:38] What's missing from feminism and women's empowerment (and keeping us stuck)

[6:35] Feminism, Privilege, and Programming

[10:07] What happens when women are in their full power

[11:41] Guilt and patriarchal religion

[14:26] Clearing guilt: Mind - patriarchy was built on purpose

[18:46] Clearing guilt: Heart - reconnecting to intuition

[19:35] Clearing guilt: Body - woman & her body demonized / victim-shaming

[25:48] How do we reclaim ourselves?

[32:27] Releasing Rage & Initial feelings of awakening are confusion and loneliness

[34:49] Defining Real Feminism

[38:24] Aaliyah's advice - find sisterhood

About My Guest

Aaliyah Hussain is an activist, scholar, and empowerment coach connecting faith and feminism for soulful, spirited Muslim women to empower themselves and RISE. She says, "Muslim women have a long and active history of demanding their rights, and like women all across the world, have been at the forefront of social justice movements. Muslim women hold the key to their own empowerment, on their own terms, and do not need 'saving.' But change doesn't happen by itslef. WeRise is more than a women's empowerment organization. It is a movement and a call to action for Muslim women to be the change they want to see in the world."

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