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My TEDx Talk: #MyJihad- The Struggle for Self-Expression

My TEDx Talk: #MyJihad- The Struggle for Self-Expression

Re-Posting for my new readers.  Originally posted by Yasmina Reality on May 13, 2013.
My TED talk is published. Please Watch and Share.

#MyJihad at TEDx Talk! Powerful words by MyJihad board member Yasmina. Share with your friends, your neighbors, your kids. Education is the key. Darkness will not brighten darkness, and fire will not put out fire. We cannot fight darkness, except with light. We cannot put out fire, except with water. The patience to speak the truth and do it consistently, is our Jihad (see Quran 103:1-3). What’s yours?” ~Ahmed Rehab, Founder of the #MyJihad Public Education Campaign

I often contemplate the history of my family. My father’s upbringing in communist Bulgaria- which I speak about in my Talk. And my Croatian mother’s birth in an Austrian refugee camp- her father already killed before he could hold her. I contemplate the meaning of these events in my family history. The significance to the world- if at all.

The opportunity for me to deliver this TEDx talk, and be part of the #MyJihad campaign, allows the tragedies in my family history to not be in vain. Let this inspire even one of you who watch this- to use the #MyJihad campaign as your platform to speak your truth and to be yourself.

No one will define ME except for ME.

No one will define YOU except for YOU.




About the Author

About the Author: I'm a Writer and Muslim Activist. I'm also a Board Member of the #MyJihad Public Education Campaign. Follow my blog at yasminareality.com or follow me on Twitter: @yasmina_reality. I'm also now on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YasminaReality Peace! .

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