Growing up at the intersection of what she calls "imagined dichotomies," Inam Sakinah uses powerful anecdotes to illustrate how rising Islamophobia is another manifestation of the human fear of difference - the same fear that has sown seeds of bigotry in the past. She searches for a way to defy this history and shares that to write a new story, a shared story we must start by recognizing that different does not mean other.
Inam Sakinah is a rising junior, Presidential Scholar, and founding chair of the Student Diversity and Inclusion Council at the Florida State University. She is also the co-founder and executive director of CUSP, a college readiness program targeting underserved students in one of the poorest school districts in Florida.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx