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FREEda's World

Mar 1, 2018

When you hear the term "woman of color", which group of women come to mind? For me as a black woman, I always felt that woman of color meant just black. After all, who else struggles but the black woman right? Wrong! Women of color from all backgrounds experience "the struggle". This week on FREEda's World, I am joined by my former colleague Yasmin Dwedar Esq. We discuss our experiences and long journey to esquire. Yasmin shares a bit about her background and her most recent accomplishment, being listed on Crain's (a premier NYC independent research firm) as one of NYC's top 100 female lawyers in 2018. Yasmin and I discuss how she has navigates the landscape being a muslim female attorney of color. We also touch on what life as a muslim/arab american in today's political climate looks like. At the end of the day it is all about sisterhood and womanhood. Yasmin is the first non-black woman of color to grace our podcast. It is always great to hear different perspectives from different woman of color. It takes conversations like these to bring about change. Congrats Yasmin on all of your endeavors! This week's FREEda Woman of the week is Harriet Jacobs. Harriet Jacobs was born into slavery in North Carolina. She ultimately escaped and was later freed. She chronicled her experiences in "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" which became the first autobiography published by a female former slave. Her book described the sexual exploitation that added to the oppression of slavery for black women--a topic that is still not widely discussed. After publishing her book, Jacobs remained actively involved with the abolition movement, using her celebrity to raise money for former slaves. Be sure to check out our website to shop for the latest accessories and while you're there check out our blog to learn more about who we are, our social impact initiatives and upcoming events. To like, subscribe and comment, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @freedawomennyc FREEda’s World podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher. Please leave us a review and tell us what you think!