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Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed

Campaign Strategist, 18MillionRising.org
Los Angeles, CA

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Taz is an expert in using art, storytelling, and media to spark meaningful conversation and activism.

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Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed is an activist, storyteller, and politico based in Los Angeles. She currently is a Campaign Strategist at the Asian American new media organizing group 18MillionRising.org. Taz was honored in 2016 as White House Champion of Change for AAPI Art and Storytelling. An electoral organizer by trade, she’s mobilized thousands of Asian American & Pacific Islanders to the polls in over seventeen different languages in the past fifteen years. She also founded South Asian American Voting Youth, a national organization that organizes South Asian American youth to have a political voice and get involved in the electoral process. Taz is cohost of The #GoodMuslimBadMuslim Podcast that has been featured in Oprah Magazine, Wired, and Buzzfeed as well as live shows recorded at South by Southwest and the White House.

An avid essayist, Taz had a monthly column called Radical Love and has written for Sepia Mutiny, Truthout, The Aerogram, The Nation, Left Turn Magazine, and more. She is published in the anthologies Modern Loss (2018), Six Words Fresh Off the Boat (2017), Good Girls Marry Doctors (2016), Love, Inshallah (2012) and poetry collection Coiled Serpent (2016). She also makes disruptive art annually with #MuslimVDay Cards.

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Arts, Women's Issues

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