How we amplify marginalised voices – with Haramacy editor Zahed Sultan

How we amplify marginalised voices – with Haramacy editor Zahed Sultan

by Suswati Basu
0 comment

Ensuring that we amplify marginalised voices is essential for promoting inclusivity, diversity, and social progress, which is something we talk about with Haramacy editor Zahed Sultan. Here are some strategies you can consider:

  1. Listen and learn
  2. Share their stories
  3. Support and collaborate
  4. Give credit and recognition
  5. Use your privilege
  6. Highlight achievements
  7. Promote inclusivity
  8. Donate and fundraise
  9. Amplify on social media
  10. Attend events and workshops
  11. Advocate for representation
  12. Educate others
  13. Vote and advocate politically
  14. Lend your skills
  15. Practice allyship

Remember that amplifying marginalised voices is an ongoing commitment. It’s important to approach this work with humility, a willingness to learn, and a genuine desire to create positive change.

How do you amplify marginalised voices?

Thanks to the following author for participating:

Zahed Sultan is an award-winning multimedia artist, culture producer, filmmaker, and social entrepreneur of Kuwaiti-Indian heritage. His work focuses on the intersection between social justice, technology, and culture and has been presented across various media formats and IRL spaces. He is the founder of a combined arts organisation in the UK and a social impact organisation in Kuwait. Sultan receives particular attention for his audio-visual-dance performances which have been presented internationally. We talked about the book he created Haramacy: A Collection of Stories Prescribed by Voices from the Middle East, South Asia and the Diaspora.

Other wonderful guests who took part:

Andrea Nero, PhD, founder and CEO of Nero Strategies Group and author of “Beggars and Kings: Marginalized People in the Discourses of Early American Scientific Societies.”

Harirata Diallo is a Community Engagement Executive at Imagen Insights, a Gen Z market research and insights platform and database.

Jojo Mehta is the co-founder of Stop Ecocide International, chair of the charitable Stop Ecocide Foundation and convenor of the Independent Expert Panel for the Legal Definition of Ecocide.

Here are some of the resources from the show:

It’s Not About The Burqa editor Mariam Khan speaks powerfully on how we need to change the conversation about Muslim women. Mariam’s book is an anthology of essays by Muslim women produced in response to a David Cameron speech in 2016.

Books looked at this week:

Zahed Sultan: Haramacy: A collection of stories prescribed by voices from the Middle East, South Asia and the diaspora

Mariam Khan: It’s Not About the Burqa: Muslim Women on Faith, Feminism, Sexuality and Race

Want to watch special bonus material from this episode? Join the How To Be membership for only £3 per month!


Subscribe to my newsletter for new blog posts, recommendations & episodes. Let’s stay updated!

Why appreciating nature is important – Rewild Yourself author Simon Barnes How To Be…Books Podcast

Appreciating the nature around us involves developing a mindful and deep connection with the natural world, which is what we spoke about with Rewild Yourself author Simon Barnes on the "How To Be Books Podcast." Please hit subscribe to hear the whole series on life skills and social change! It should be short and sweet. I look forward to journeying with you through this maze of hacks.Other wonderful guests who took part:De-stress & Wellness Coach Lillian Lartey.Hannah Ross can be found on Instagram @goddesstarotsociety.Jen Le Marinel, coach and founder of Wildfire Walks.Other books/articles looked at:George Monbiot: Feral: Rewilding the Land, Sea and Human Life
  1. Why appreciating nature is important – Rewild Yourself author Simon Barnes
  2. Why there is a health gap – Rebel Bodies author Sarah Graham
  3. Why we fear money – Women Talk Money editor Rebecca Walker
  4. How we amplify marginalised voices – with Haramacy editor Zahed Sultan
  5. How to reconcile faith and LGBTQ+ identity – with Hijab Butch Blues author Lamya H

You may also like

Leave a Reply

Are you sure want to unlock this post?
Unlock left : 0
Are you sure want to cancel subscription?
%d bloggers like this: