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Mahdia Lynn

Image: A woman in a purple hijab and purple glasses holds a sheet of crumpled paper in one hand and a microphone in the other. She is wearing gloves and a black denim jacket with a button that reads: "I (heart) My Library)".

Contact Mahdia: mahdia at masjidalrabia.org

Mahdia Lynn is a disabled bisexual transgender Shi'a Muslim woman. She is the Executive Director of Masjid al-Rabia, a women-centered LGBTQ affirming mosque, and is heavily involved in Chicago's Faith and Justice communities. A prolific writer, educator and public speaker; and a survivor of police violence and institutional abuse, Mahdia is dedicated to making communities safer for the most marginalized. She is an expert source at the intersection of Islam, gender & sexual diversity and dis/ability power. She is for-hire as a writer, educator, consultant and speaker.

You can find Mahdia at her websiteFacebook, and on Twitter @MahdiaLynn

Find Mahdia's recent clips here, and select articles below:

Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity: Weaving Our History Back Together

Equality for Her, May 2017: Support LGBTQ Muslims

Medium, April 2017: Unity for Disability Power: Envisioning Mental Health Justice

Mahdia is available as a source, and for personal essays, opinion editorial, reported features, consulting, and public speaking.

Additional communication availability: Phone, text, chat

Languages: English (Fluent)

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