As a widely read writer, a globally sought speaker, and a national podcast host, Layla F. Saad is passionate about creating inspiration, education and activation for personal and collective change in the world. Her work is driven by a powerful desire to become a good ancestor; to live and work in ways that leave a legacy of healing and liberation, especially for Black girls and Black women.
Me and White Supremacy: A 28-Day Challenge to Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor, an anti-racism education workbook, was initially self-published and offered for free in an Instagram challenge. It debuted on the New York Times and USA Today bestsellers list and has sold nearly one million copies.
Saad is an East African, Arab, British, Black, Muslim woman who was born and grew up in the West, and lives in the Middle East.