Sara Abou Rashed
With a coffee in one hand and her phone in the other, Rowaida is usually over-caffeinated, tweeting too much and always looking for a good scoop.
Rowaida Abdelaziz is a national reporter who focuses on civil rights, immigration, and social justice issues. Currently, at HuffPost, Rowaida spearheads the coverage of Islamophobia and reports on the intersection of Muslim life within politics, culture, and gender. Fluent in Arabic, Rowaida also has written numerous stories on the Middle East and covered refugee communities from Syria, Yemen, and other parts of the Arab world.
Her award-winning stories lead the nationwide effort to redefine the standards for Muslim-related reporting to ensure that the Muslim American narrative is one that accurately represents the diverse community that they are.
Spoken Word, Poet, Storyteller
I wanted to be supported by and in community with fellow Muslim women who are also using their voices for good and becoming role models for young muslims everywhere. It’s very important for me as a speaker not only to be appreciated but to be understood and have my background recognized and well-considered. UPROAR is unique in providing exactly that.
Being empowered to speak up, to speak loud, proud, being unafraid to make noise and using my voice so it may echo for good causes in the world.