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Fatima Zaidi (Student and Journalist)

Fatima Zaidi has become a globally recognized voice due to her contributions within Muslim communities as a public speaker. After speaking in Chicago’s annual Ashura procession for nearly five years, she was granted the opportunity to raise her voice on Islamic World issues at the White House for the Al Baqee Organization in 2019. Aside from her religious achievements, Zaidi is currently a senior at DePaul University where she is studying journalism and broadcasting, using her platforms to advocate for any and all humanitarian rights issues. She’s currently working in Chicago and writing for Pinnacle award-winning magazine 14East, Reclamation Magazine, and Brown Girl Magazine.