Chelby Marie Daigle is Muslim Link’s Editor in Chief and Coordinator. Under her direction, Muslim Link adopted its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy so that the website strives to reflect the complexity of Muslim communities in Canada. She knows that she fails to do justice to this complexity every day but she will continue to try to improve as she recognizes the frustration of being both marginalized in the mainstream and also marginalized in Muslim communities. As Coordinator, she works to build relationships with Muslim and mainstream organizations and manages the website's social media, event listings, and directories. She organizes regular Muslim Link gatherings. She also works closely with the Publisher to find ways to keep Muslim Link sustainable. Find her on Twitter @ChelbyDaigle
Muslims are talking more openly about domestic and sexual violence within our communities. But what about Spiritual Abuse? Muslim Link interviewed Muslim American professional counsellor Salma Abugideiri who explains what spiritual abuse is and its impact on the lives of Muslims in North America.
Muslim Link had the opportunity to interview Palestinian Canadian cinematographer and documentary filmmaker Sura Mallouh about her upcoming documentary about a teenage Syrian refugee in New Brunswick for CBC and the joys and challenges of being Muslim while filmmaking.
On the evening of Sunday, July 22nd, 29 year old Faisal Hussain opened fire on passersby in Toronto's busy Greektown/Danforth Avenue neighbourhood. An 18 year old woman and 10 year old girl are dead, along with 13 people injured.
Muslim Link is starting a series of profiles about ethno-cultural Muslim community associations across Canada. We feel this is a great way to help our community become more informed about our diversity and complexity.
I Am Rohingya: A Genocide in Four Acts chronicles the journey of fourteen Rohingya youth who take to the stage in order to depict their families' harrowing experiences in Burma and beyond; before, during, and immediately after the escalation of military violence in their native Rakhine state; their unforgiving escape by foot and by boat to makeshift refugee camps in Bangladesh; and their eventual resettlement in the unfamiliar Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario.