“If I could emblazon a pithy slogan on a yellow wristband and start a movement, it would be 'LiveKind'.”
Salma is a writer, storyteller, blogger, and non-profit leader. Her passion is to share people's stories, as a way to help build bridges, promote understanding, and inspire and motivate. Her own personal essay, "Pakistan on the Potomac", about how her family came to America from Pakistan, is published in the Washingtonian. She has published articles and op-eds in newspapers and magazines around the world, including The Washington Post, MORE magazine, and The Islamic Monthly, and is currently working on a book on inspiring Muslims. She is also Vice President and CIO - Chief Inspiration Officer (a title she loves!) - of MoverMoms, an NGO that promotes community service.
Previously, Salma traveled around the world with the Commission on Global Governance, an international commission of world leaders, handling press and information issues; and edited several books for the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance in Stockholm, Sweden. She has a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University and a BA from Columbia College. Salma has two wonderful children, has been married to her best friend for 25 years, and lives in Washington, DC.
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