Aman Ali is an award winning storyteller in New York City and one of the most popular social media personalities in the Muslim community today. His passionate and animated tales he regularly posts to Facebook continue to go viral by the thousands daily. In 2015, he was named by YouTube as a “Content Creator to Watch” and in 2016 he was invited guest at Eid Al-Fitr at the White House.
Aman is also one of the only young American Muslims in the public spotlight today. He’s made appearances on dozens of media outlets such as the New York Times, CNN, HBO, BBC, and NPR to talk about the shenanigans of growing up as a Muslim in America. He has presented at Google, YouTube, The Newseum, National Association for Campus Activities (NACA), Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities (APCA), Tribeca Film Institute, Sundance Film Institute, US State Department (and at 15+ U.S. Embassies around the world), The United Nations, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Good Pitch USA.
Aman has performed in 27+ countries and all 50 states to crowds of all ages, cultures and religions by bringing people together with his heartfelt stories. He was dubbed as one of the top newsmakers of 2010 by CNN for his project 30 Mosques in 30 Days – a 25,000 mile road trip he took driving to all 50 states in the U.S. with the mission of telling groundbreaking stories of Muslim Americans.
Aman’s skill in painting pictures with his words comes from his strong journalism background. Ali spent almost 10 years traveling the country as a crime and politics reporter for several news outlets including USA Today, Reuters, Yahoo News and CNN.
In his latest creative venture, Aman has served as the co-director of the documentary “Two Gods” about a group of Muslim morticians trying to stop gang violence in Newark, New Jersey.