About

 

I’m Sarah, a child of the diaspora and proud mama to a very special baby girl. I’m an advocate, organizer, writer, and birth worker.

I’m committed to movements for transformative justice and community care — specifically trauma-informed gender, health, and immigrant justice.  For the past 10 years, I’ve managed programs, campaigns, and communications for social and political change.

I’m dwelling in South Brooklyn on unceded Lenape land — not far from Crown Heights, where my grandmother and her family arrived as refugees. I’m driven by their struggles and the memory of my 28 ancestors who were murdered by the white supremacist Nazi regime. I was born in Manhattan and grew up in NY & CT. I’m the 2nd out of 4 siblings born within 6 years. My mom is a public school teacher and my dad is a public accountant.

 

I’m proud to be a survivor of sexual violence and birth trauma. A proud Muslim with Jewish heritage, part of a family that’s multiracial, multifaith, mixed-immigration-status, mixed-income, queer, and gender nonconforming. Our family has survived four refugee generations and spans five countries (US, Argentina, Palestine, Jordan, & UAE)!

 

I’m currently co-director of Huriya Collective, a creative family collective for freedom, justice, and human rights. I organize digital campaigns with ParentsTogether Action. I organize with #EquityforDownstate, Fight Back Bay Ridge, #NoMuslimBanEver campaign, #LetMyPeopleGo ICE bailout campaign, New Sanctuary Coalition, Right to Enter campaign, South Brooklyn Mutual Aid, and more. I’m a full-spectrum doula, certified lactation support counselor, and Rape Crisis Advocate.

 

I previously organized the national #DivestFromWar campaign across New York. I was the Training & Outreach Manager for a national safe, respectful, equitable workplace initiative. I was a cofounder and training consultant with OutSmartNYC, a program of NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault, rape crisis programs, and hospitality staff. I worked for the NYC Mayor’s Office for 5 years, where I was the Director of Programs & Community Partnerships with the NYC Family Justice Center / Mayor’s Office to End Gender-Based & Domestic Violence and Project Manager with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. I was a City Coordinator for UNICEF USA’s Tap Project campaign and a Graduate Volunteer for UNICEF HQ.

 

In my nonexistent spare time I continue the endless quests to chase after my 23-month-old, find the perfect shawarma, and grow an indoor herb garden!