Blair Imani is a black Muslim activist living in Brooklyn, NY. She is the founder and Executive Director of Equality for HER, a nonprofit educational platform for feminine identifying individuals. Additionally, she is a writer and organizer specializing in youth engagement.
In the summer 2017, Blair shattered stereotypes when she came out on national television as a queer Muslim woman. She then began working with GLAAD to continue elevating the stories of queer people of faith. In September 2017, her work with GLAAD was featured in Teen Vogue.
As a political journalist, Blair Imani has battled with Tucker Carlson and appeared on MSNBC to discuss the chaotic American political landscape, guest lectured at Yale University and presented at Harvard University for the inaugural National Muslim Women's Leadership conference, and spoken at Harvard Kennedy School's 2017 Black Policy Conference. As an internationally recognized activist, Blair was featured at the 10th Anniversary Freedom Festival in Hull, United Kingdom with world-renowned visual artist bob and Roberta Smith.
From June 2016 - June 2017, she worked as a Press Officer with Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Blair Imani was first described as an activist during this period following her July 2016 arrest at a Black Lives Matter protest in Baton Rouge in response to the killing of Alton Sterling.
Blair Imani has written for Huffington Post and VICE and has been featured in Nylon Magazine, Teen Vogue, Salon, Broadly, The 405, and Bustle.