For many activists, the fight for change is personal.
And that deeply felt connection to a sense of what matters drives organizers like Zainab Chaudary.
I recently had a conversation with her about her work at ReThink Media to shift the narrative of Islamophobia in the US. She talked about what it's like to work on such a personal issue in a time of heightened divisiveness, shared some great insights about how attitudes shift, and where she draws strength to fight back against fear and hate.
Below is an edited transcript of that conversation.