Briana Hansen
Updated Aug 03, 2016 @ 12:15 pm
Democratic National Convention: Day Four
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ICYMI: Ghazala Khan and her husband, Khizr, took the stage at the Democratic National Convention to give a powerful speech about the ultimate sacrifice of their son, fallen U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan. They addressed their moving message directly to Donald Trump. After so many people were moved by the family, Trump responded to the family by (among other things) choosing to critique Ghazala.

During an interview with George Stephanopoulos, he said, “You look at his wife, she was standing there. She doesn’t have anything to say. She probably maybe wasn’t allowed to have anything to say, you tell me.” He had addressed this family in a similar manner before with the New York Times, saying, “I’d like to hear his wife say something.”

And even though Ghazala has come to her own defense with a beautifully written Op-Ed piece, this incident inspired an entire movement. The Council on American-Islamic Relations launched a social media campaign with the hashtag “#CanYouHearMeNow” to show how many strong, Islamic women around who are living and working examples of being heard and making a difference.

The movement has absolutely taken off.


Muslim women everywhere are sharing their own stories of powerful change that they’ve been an advocate for, shattering the stereotype that Trump seems to have in mind.

All these women are incredibly inspiring on their own. But seeing them band together and create awareness for their own awesomeness is truly admirable.

This response has been as amazing as the women involved and we say keep it up!