Layla Saad is a globally recognized Black feminist writer, racial justice advocate and spiritual thought-leader.
Layla is leading personal and collective change at the intersections of race, feminism, spirituality and leadership. Layla is the author of the viral open letter I need to talk to spiritual white women about white supremacy, as well as the creator of the 28-day #MeAndWhiteSupremacy Instagram challenge, which is soon to be published as a much anticipated self-guided workbook. Her work fiercely confronts the oppressive systems of white supremacy and patriarchy, while offering important teachings for transforming consciousness and powerful tools for anti-racist practice. Her work has helped thousands of people face and work to dismantle their internalised racism, and has simultaneously created industry-wide paradigm shifts in the spirituality, wellness and personal growth community, and beyond.
Layla is activating people around the world to step into greater leadership, wholeness and integrity within themselves, as well as in their relationships, workspaces, and industries. Layla stands at a diverse intersection of identities from which she is able to draw unique perspectives for collective change. She is a writer, a poet, and a teacher. She is also a Black Muslim woman, a feminist, a womanist, a mother, and a daughter of African-Arab immigrants, who was born and raised in the United Kingdom, currently living in Qatar, while writing and speaking to a global audience. These identities allow Layla to speak to people from around the world, while still reaching them at an intimately personal level. Layla's refusal to fit into any easy boxes, her fiercely eloquent voice, and her unrelenting work to help dismantle and heal internalised oppression has made her a powerful thought-leader in the racial justice movement.