Shahirah Majumdar

refugees

Inside the Most Urgent Refugee Crisis in the World

Tens of thousands of Muslims who escaped Myanmar are living in hellish conditions despite fervent efforts by a small army of international aid workers to provide relief.
Shahirah Majumdar
9.28.17
Rohingya

Horrifying Stories of Rohingya Refugees Fleeing Death in Myanmar

"We saw them slit throats and bellies, shoot our men, and rape our women. They killed the older men, and then the men my age. They killed our doctors."
Shahirah Majumdar
9.15.17
LGBTQ

Resettlement Is Twice as Complicated for LGBTQ Refugees

Between trauma experienced in repressive home states and trust issues in the relocation process, escaping discrimination is harder than you'd think.
Shahirah Majumdar
9.7.17
LGBTQ

Trump’s Travel Ban Could Be a Death Sentence for Queer Muslim Refugees

Four of the six countries targeted by the ban punish homosexuality by death. We spoke with a gay Muslim asylum seeker and experts to see what the ban portends for queer Muslims.
Shahirah Majumdar
6.29.17
politics

Why Empathy Is Bad

In a new book, a professor argues that empathy can fuel prejudice, tribalism, and violence. He says it also assisted Donald Trump's rise.
Shahirah Majumdar
12.21.16
News

Making Sense of the Corruption Scandal Bringing Down South Korea's President

A soap opera–esque scandal centered around the alleged antics of a "shadow president" has revealed deeper problems in South Korean society.
Shahirah Majumdar
11.29.16
News

Hope, Fear, and Rage: Muslim Americans React to the Election

"I'm not going to resign myself to defeat. We're going to do something to change this."
Shahirah Majumdar
11.14.16
Stuff

Want to Heal Yourself from 'Toxic Whiteness'? This Class Can Help

The people behind the self-help/intersectional feminism publication Everyday Feminism are offering a course that aims to educate people of privilege so "individual people of color don't have to."
Shahirah Majumdar
10.15.16
Stuff

Have Queer Muslims Gained Acceptance in Their Communities Since the Pulse Shooting?

Muslim progressive leaders and activists spoke to frustrations encountered in trying to enact real change in their community.
Shahirah Majumdar
10.11.16
News

What the Closure of Lesbian Website AfterEllen Means for Queer Culture

The changing nature of what it means to be queer today is contributing to the decline of LGBTQ media.
Shahirah Majumdar
9.26.16
Stuff

Can Islamic Values and Modernity Co-Exist on 9/11?

There's often a stark contrast between the way Muslims experience their own values and faith, and how non-Muslims view them. That gap may be closing as "authentic" Muslim values are being surfaced globally through economic forces.
Shahirah Majumdar
9.11.16