Pleasure is at the Heart of Our Resilience
Manal’s latest article has been published on altmuslimah.com. This article delves into areas of spirituality, sexuality, and and of finding resilience in pleasure.
For way too long, I chose not to ask, and to follow devotedly. After all—I would tell others haughtily—that is the very definition of faith (deen). But as I struggled with my deen, I realized that I had hit a religious plateau.
The full article can be read on altmuslimah.com.
Manal’s experiences through conflict and war zones, government and non-governmental work, peacebuilding, and more have given her an incredible perspective.
Do Muslim men and women talk about dating? Why aren’t we able to have open, honest conversations about dating, sexuality, and pleasure?
France24 chose 4 peacebuilders to highlight their work Manal was the only female chosen. Watch her interview in Arabic.
The Lack of Conversation
Manal Omar is a guest on the Middle East Focus podcast discussing recent reforms in the Middle East and how these reforms are affecting change in women’s rights in some places.
Across Red Lines works to empower women leaders around the globe. Where are the women at peace talks? Women have the power to negotiate change.
Manal on PBS, To the Contrary
When France’s infamous “Burkini Ban” went into effect, Manal Omar along with religious and female leaders walked into the sea, holding hands to show their solidarity.