Media Appearances

  • The Top of Mind radio show interviewed me on a segment called “Peaceful Muslims.”
  • The Houston Chronicle interviewed me for a an article about the Indivisible movement.
  • I was a guest on ThinkWingRadio in a segment on “ISIS, the Middle East and Policy.”
  • I appeared on a segment of the Toastmasters podcast about eye contact and expressive language in public speaking.
  • Houston Public Media interviewed me for a segment on Houston Muslims celebrating Ramadan.


  • Sizing up the South ran a profile of me.
  • About Islam published an article about my activist work.
  • The LDS Newsroom blog mentioned my article about Mormon missionaries in the Houston Chronicle.
  • profile of me appeared in the April 2012 Houston Islam Examiner.
  • I was honored to have excerpts from my series on my hajj pilgrimage published on  (I ran a different type of hajj commentary on MuslimMatters.)
  • The Daily Kos re-printed my commentary on the big halal turkey “scandal” of 2011 (which wouldn’t have been a scandal without Pamela Geller’s outrage; even she cited my article!).
  • An Azizah magazine article I wrote on plastic surgery was re-printed in The Culture of Beauty, an academic text by Laurie Willis.

Public Speaking

  • I presented a workshop entitled Writing About Religion at the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow.
  • I gave a talk on asylum issues at a meeting of the Amnesty International-Bay Area Houston chapter.
  • I moderated a panel on “Muslims and the Media” hosted by the Houston chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
  • The Houston chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists included me in a panel on blogging.
  • I was honored to be part of Rice University’s screening of the documentary “Welcome to Shelbyville.”
  • I was a member of a panel discussion at Rice’s Boniuk Center on the documentary  Houston’s Many Faces of Islam.
  • I have also spoken to audiences at Lone Star College, the Houston Interfaith Ministries Youth Camp, the Thoreau Woods Unitarian-Universalist church, the Pearland Civic Center, the Islamic Society of Greater Houston and others.