Founder & Executive Director
Global Communications Director
Lori is the Global Communications Director for Equality for HER. Lori manages all internal and external organizational communications. They are developing Equality for HER's mentorship program with a focus on emerging writers and content creators of color. Previously, Lori was the media coordinator at Planned Parenthood Federation of America's New York office. In this role Lori provided translation/transcreation services to the new department of Constituency Communications. Prior to working with Planned Parenthood, Lori worked with Basic Rights Oregon as a Communications Associate. Their background is in LGBTQ, women’s rights and health, and Title IX organizing.
Lori is a passionate advocate whose interests include writing, photography, learning, and educating. Lori is committed to ensuring new and diverse voices are heard and reflected within social justice and service.
Najma is a Somali American writer living in Brooklyn, she is currently the Editorial Director for Equality for Her where she oversees the original content on the site, in addition to writing for the blog. Najma has written for multiple publications, such as: Vice, Nylon Magazine, OkayAfrica, MuslimGirl and The Tempest. She has been featured in Buzzfeed and Paper Magazine and she's cited in the Los Angeles Times. This past summer, Najma was the creative director for a series done by MuslimGirl: 100 Years of Hijab Fashion. Through video, Najma highlighted the many styles that African Muslims have worn throughout the ages.
Najma Sharif's passion for writing and storytelling stems from the need to highlight the voices and stories of those that tend to be ignored. Najma works to elevate the voices of Black, Muslim and LGBT people through writing and video