On Friday, April 29, 2016, I attended the Swearing-in Ceremony for Kalimah Ahmad who became a Jersey City Municipal Court Judge! This woman continues to break barriers while remaining humble and always works with her community in mind!
I had the pleasure of working for Jersey City Council Woman Kalimah Ahmad when she represented Ward F in 2011 in her office at City Hall and on her Campaign! This woman is always working so I don't know how she finds the time to play basketball with her son, fly to Miami for the opening night of Beyonce's Formation Tour! (Sips Lemonade screw the Tea lol) I love this woman because Kalimah just inspires me to go after whatever I want in this world!
She is a young, curvy, black, Muslim, woman from the projects! There are not many more barriers that could have prevented Kalimah from moving forward in life! But she is a woman that does not believe in excuses, but rather believes in putting God first and then all things are possible!
During our many talks when I would call Kalimah, the attorney, with my countless questions as I navigate the fashion industry, we have talked about Kalimah's curvy girl dilemmas. Mainly about having a hip to wide and a waist too small to be able to walk in the local mall and find something that fits well for the court room! A tailor is a girls best friend... but Congrats to you Kalimah your new daily fashion... your black robe... You are wearing it for all the curvy girls, all the black girls, all the Muslimahs, all women!
Thank you Kalimah
Peace and Blessings to You on this New Journey!
Photography by Luqman Ahmad