At 24 years old, Noor Tagouri has emerged as a prominent Muslim-American woman, blazing a trail across mainstream media. She is a force, like no other. Since launching her viral #LetNoorShine campaign in 2012, Tagouri has built a socially-aware and engaged community of nearly one million social media followers. At the same time, she’s garnered international praise as one of new media’s most influential voices. With a finger on the pulse of people’s concerns, her storytelling is recognized for her innovative approach to fostering relationships across lines of difference. Like the heroes of New Journalism, Noor Tagouri is leading a new age of reporting that recognizes the personal is always political.
An accomplished reporter, Noor has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, BBC, Washington Post, People, Refinery29, New York Times, TIME, CNN, and Fox News. Noor has fused modes of intimate storytelling with a commitment to combat normative stereotypes. Her dedication to seek out our common humanity beyond our social expectations makes for provocative and compelling journalism. A perfect example is her self-produced documentary “The Trouble They’ve Seen: The Forest Haven Story.” Her reportage showcased her brand of storytelling and landed her a role at Newsy, where she captivated audiences with her groundbreaking series “Americanize Me” about the intersections of America and culture, as well as “A Woman’s Job”, a series that focused on labor and its unseen positive ripples. Next for Noor, comes her latest docu-series, a highly anticipated examination of the U.S. sex trade, “Sold In America;” it will air on Hulu in February 2018.
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