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Aisha Ikramuddin is a former environmental health educator who has participated in anti-racist and environmental activism since her college years. She is an Indian Muslim, raised in eastern Washington, and also identifies as a lesbian, married to her wife of 20 years. She is a Sewing Auntie in the Auntie Sewing Squad and also volunteers locally to assist people in making appointments to receive their COVID-19 vaccine.

Thematic Summary

The interview begins (00:00:33) with a discussion on Ikramuddin’s upbringing in eastern Washington, in a majority white environment. (00:05:05) This leads into the topic of her relationship with her religion in a Muslim family, including how traditional her family is and the Muslim community she is a part of. (00:10:25) This is connected to her identity as a lesbian and how this has shaped her 20 year relationship with her wife. (00:14:53) Next she talks about her experiences in anti-racist and environmental work. (00:23:11) Then she discusses the increase in hate crimes against Asian community to (00:25:29) her work in the Auntie Sewing Squad.

Interview Date



Lindsay Newey; Yasmin Ahmad

Interview with Aisha Ikramuddin



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