This week’s revolutionary is Nasreen Alkhateeb, a filmmaker, activist, and feminist. She was born in the United States but raised for the first 7 years of her life in Saudi Arabia. After her family moved back to the United States, Nasreen started to realize that she was different from those around her and that she would have to go above and beyond to break social barriers and form friends. This played a major role in how Nasreen learned to tell stories and design her own reality.
Now, Nasreen is a storyteller. She translates messaging and storytelling into visuals for people to immerse themselves into. She helps clients create short-form narrative, usually in video form and content that lives online. With this, Nasreen uses her skills to give voice to the marginalized. She helps others go above and beyond to break barriers, tell their stories, and participate in feminist movements.
Some Questions I Ask:
How would you describe yourself? (1:01)Tell me about the documentary you made about you and your sisters. (11:49)Is your family still religious? (15:59)How has your place in society informed your feminist work? (34:43)What techniques do you use to remind yourself of your empowering narrative? (39:52)What do you think are the most pressing feminist issues today? (43:04)
In This Episode, You Will Learn:
Why it was challenging for Nasreen to make friends in the American public school system. (5:06)How Nasreen’s narrative skills have become her foundation for giving voice to various causes. (10:05)How Nasreen designs her own reality. (20:11)What it was like for Nasreen to come home from Iraq after 9/11. (26:51)How Nasreen got comfortable with being the odd one out in all areas of her life. (41:49)How Nasreen pulls herself up after hitting rock bottom. (49:02)
Connect with Nasreen Alkhateeb:
Defend Yourself : http://defendyourself.org