Ilyasah Shabazz

Ilyasah  Shabazz

Ilyasah Shabazz, Malcolm X's daughter, is an activist, motivational speaker, and author of Growing Up X, which has received critical praise. Ilyasah encourages future world leaders to pursue higher education, engage in interfaith discourse, and develop cultural bridges. She also participates in international humanitarian missions and produces the WAKE-UP Tour(TM), her own youth empowerment initiative. She founded Malcolm X Enterprises and is on the boards of the Malcolm X and Doctor Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, as well as the Malcolm X Foundation. Ilyasah is a member of the Harlem Symphony Orchestra's board of directors, the New York City Opera at Lincoln Center's art committee, and the project advisor for the documentary Prince Among Slaves.

She has a master's degree in human resource development and education. Ilyasah is from New Rochelle, New York. Please visit for further information.