Call for intersectional voices unpacking the positionality of what it means to be Muslim and Indo-Caribbean.
Muslim Indo-Caribbean voices are usually marginalized, silenced and invisibilized in Indo-Caribbean, Indentured Diasporic, Indian, South Asian, Caribbean, West Indian and Muslim spaces (including those where they migrated a second time).
If Muslim Indo-Caribbean voices are celebrated, it should not be solely done during Ramadan since being Muslim Indo-Caribbean is our lived experience year-round so our voices should not be tokenized and relegated to solely during Ramadan in Indo-Caribbean or Caribbean spaces, platforms, social media accounts or organizations. The same goes for if Queer Muslim Indo-Caribbean voices are celebrated, it should not be done solely during pride month. These voices need to be heard and celebrated every day, year-round.
This is why the Muslim Indo-Caribbean Collective (MICC) is calling for Muslim Indo-Caribbean voices unapologetically unpacking the multiple intersectional truths, identities, positionalities and lived experiences of being Muslim and Indo-Caribbean based on various cultures, ethnicities, nationalities, languages, gender identities, sexual identities, abilities, socio-economic status etc.
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