Leadership team

Blair Imani

Founder & Executive Director

Blair Imani is a Black American Muslim activist living in Brooklyn, NY. Blair is the founder and Executive Director of Equality for HER and a community activist dedicated to redefining womanhood and honoring the humanity of all people. 

Lori Ro

Global Communications Director

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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 Sharif

Editorial Director

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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

Ammarah Rehman

Assistant Programming Director

Glendon Francis 

Assistant Editorial Director

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Glendon Francis is a 19-year-old writer and film student based in Atlanta, GA. He enjoys amplifying silenced marginalized voices, scouting for passionate queer and femme creatives, critiquing current pop culture fiascos and writing about prevalent social issues.

Glendon is an Antigua and Barbuda native and the first of his four siblings to receive a tertiary education.

From an early age he developed the love for literature and is heavily inspired by phenomenal writers and authors like Langston Hughes and Audre Lorde. Glendon is a LGBTQ rights activist and uses his voice to combat stigmas and violent notions. 

glendon@equalityforher.com

@glendonfrancis

Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Ammarah Rehman is the Assistant Programming Director for Equality for HER, a non-profit media outlet dedicated to inclusion, diversity, and breaking down barriers. Ammarah's mission is to humanize people who practice Islam and mitigate the scourge of Islamophobia and bigotry with which the world is afflicted. 

Ammarah was born and raised in Boston, MA and has family roots in Karachi, Pakistan. 

She is also the founder of The Muslim Project, an online platform highlighting Muslims from an array of backgrounds in order to fight Islamophobia and the negative stigma around Islam.  

ammarah@equalityforher.com

@Ammarah_Rehman