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The M Word Stories: Safia Elhillo

I choose to be unapologetically Muslim, because I’m tired and bored of apologizing for things that I already am. And so, why stop? More

The M Word Stories: Rebecca Hankins

It’s been my goal to make people understand that Islam is extremely vast and diverse and, especially as an African-American Muslim woman, that our representation is important and that… More

The M Word Stories: Hussein Rashid

In America, people are always finding ways to try to silence things they don’t understand. Right now, it’s religion; before, it was race. More

The M Word Stories: ‎Bayan Abubakr‎

The number one weirdest question I get is do I shower with my hijab, and that's obviously reflective of the fact that I'm both Muslim and a woman. More

The M Word Stories: Wajahat Ali

If you aren’t writing your own story your story is always being written for you by others…It's imperative that people of good will and talent pick up the pen. More

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We don’t want to remember December 14, 2017 as the day the internet began to go dark.

PEN America has been at the forefront of petitioning, protesting and pressing to keep the internet open. We have only just begun to fight—the next battlegrounds will be in Congress and the Court.

We won’t stop until a free and open internet has been secured for everyone who thinks, explores, and creates.

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