Narmeen Haider: A new photo project features 15 people with the name, which is meant to be a blessing

Source HuffPost By Carol Kuruvilla

If You Have This Name, You May Be Three Times Less Likely To Get A Job Interview

Co-curated by Narmeen Haider, "I Am Mohammed" An Interactive Photography ExhibitA few days after Riyadh Mohammed arrived in America in 2011, an acquaintance pulled him aside and told him, “You might be offended by what I say, but I’m giving you this advice to help you.’”

The advice given was this: Don’t use Mohammed in your legal name in the United States.

[…] In an effort to dispel some of the stigma around the name, Riyadh and 14 other Mohammeds from different walks of life are participating in a photo project. Titled, “I am Mohammed,” the project shares the stories of people of different ages, genders and nationalities who bear the prophet’s name.

The three curators of the exhibit ― Aanjalie Collure, a Sri Lankan-Canadian global health and human rights advocate, Jeffrey Ingold, a British-Canadian working in corporate PR, and Narmeen Haider, a Muslim Pakistani-American currently working in global health and development ― were all interested in tackling anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim sentiment in the West.

Read more – Dated: 04/21/2017

 

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