Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, and “Who’s Afraid of Aymann Ismail?”

From Ramadan to the Hijab, How Aymann Ismail’s New Series Tackles Muslim American Experiences

From Ramadan to the Hijab, How Aymann Ismail’s New Series Tackles Muslim American Experiences

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July 21 2017 7:14 AM

13 Reasons Why and “Who’s Afraid of Aymann Ismail?”

We discuss the controversial Netflix show’s depictions of suicide and sexual assault. Then, an interview with the host of Slate’s new docuseries about Muslim American identity.

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Aymann Ismail.
Aymann Ismail.

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Aymann Ismail.

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On this episode of Represent, Aisha Harris talks to Slate’s Aymann Ismail about his new video series, “Who’s Afraid of Aymann Ismail?,” which seeks to uncover new and different perspectives on Muslim American identity today. But first, Veralyn Williams and Marissa Martinelli weigh the pros and cons of Netflix’s controversial 13 Reasons Why, including its depictions of suicide and sexual assault.

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Aisha Harris is a Slate culture writer and host of the Slate podcast Represent.