Amal Rachelle Syed

Amal Rachelle Syed


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Amal Rachelle Syed

The author holds a BA in Sociology with minors in religion and anthropology from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, an MA in Islamic Studies and Muslim-Christian Relations from Hartford Seminary, and is currently enrolled in California State University earning a certificate in Nonprofit Management. She is a writer, speaker, and activist on issues such as interfaith relationships and women in Islam, and currently works with organizations that serve at-risk youth in Northern California.


The author holds a BA in Sociology with minors in religion and anthropology from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, an MA in Islamic Studies and Muslim-Christian Relations from Hartford Seminary, and is currently enrolled in California State University earning a certificate in Nonprofit Management. She is a writer, speaker, and activist on issues such as interfaith relationships and women in Islam, and currently works with organizations that serve at-risk youth in Northern California.



ARTICLES BY Amal Rachelle Syed



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Life After Domestic Violence: Recovery

This is the second of a three-part series on domestic violence. Read Part 1 here. Three days after I initiated my divorc


This is the second of a three-part series on domestic violence. Read Part 1 here. Three days after I initiated my divorce, there was a thunderstorm. I found myself on my knees in the soft grass and pouring rain, feeling a complete and total sense of release and freedom. I prayed for a new life, […]

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Courage to Speak Up, Courage to Listen

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. —Winston Churchi


Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. —Winston Churchill     I am a domestic violence survivor. As survivors, we are often reminded that telling our story can be the path to finding help and breaking free for the many other women, […]