Sofia is the author of the viral Facebook post “Letter to Non-Muslim Allies,” which is the starting point for this blog, where she continues to address non-Muslim allies and to answer the earnest questions of would-be allies. This blog is also a nest for her upcoming book, a combination of memoir and American history about how the migrations of bodies, particularly brown and black bodies, in America has, since its inception, been driven by white supremacy.
She is also a regular contributor to altmuslimah.com and her work and reprints have appeared in Tricycle, Cosmo.com, The Stranger, The Washington Post and several other outlets.
Sofia Ali-Khan is a writer and an accomplished public interest attorney. She has worked for Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, Prairie State Legal Services in Illinois, and the American Bar Association. She has practiced in the areas of welfare law, medicaid access, immigrant access to public benefits, immigration, zoning and licensing, and Language Access under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. She is a national leader in the area of developing institutional capacity for provision of language access; she developed and wrote the grant that funded the American Bar Association’s Standards for Language Access in Courts.
Sofia has served on the Board of Directors of the Council on American Islamic Relations-Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Immigrant and Citizenship Coalition, and the Board of Directors and the Advisory Board for the Liberty Center for Survivors of Torture (a project of Lutheran Children and Family Services).
Sofia is a second generation Pakistani American; she was born and raised in the United States and now lives with her family in Ontario, Canada. She continues to vote against hate in every election.
Please note that all of the writing on this site is © Sofia Ali-Khan. Reprints with direct written permission only. Thank you.