Islamophobia: It's personal.
Islamophobia affects all of us.
Whether you’re Muslim or not, you likely have a story of how prejudice has impacted your life.
My Bridge Story is a place to share personal experiences — stories of fear and adversity, stories of hope and friendship. It is a place to meet the diverse individuals who are impacted by Islamophobia and who want to do something about it.
Some of those you’ll meet here have experienced discrimination firsthand. Others have witnessed it in their communities and felt the need to speak out. Some individuals we profile are well-known, and use their platform to create change. But most are ordinary people who do what they can to promote pluralism in their own communities.
We hope that by sharing your stories, we can build the bridges that will help end Islamophobia.
Monthly Theme: September 2018
How does Islamophobia affect you in your daily life?
When Omar was a young boy, a kid at the YMCA came up to him and asked if...
Simran Jeet Singh
I was born and raised in America, but most people assume otherwise when they see me. And I...
I began DinnerWithYourMuslimNeighbor as a response to negative tweets I received about being an American Muslim woman wearing...
Growing up, I never felt there was any difference between being American and Muslim. I never had to...
Read More Responses
reasons for optimism
groups working together
physical or emotional pain
Change of Heart
learning to love
conversations about faith