Omama is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Layali Webzine. She also works as a Digital Writer/Editor at WTOP News, a local radio station in Washington, D.C. She is currently pursuing her M.A. in Interactive Journalism at American University. You can follow her on Twitter @omama_altaleb.

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This artist’s bold self-portraits as popular icons show that all women can be fearless

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Meet Razan Elbaba, an 18-year-old photography student at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

She came up with the photo series “Icons,” a collection of recreated self-portraits of iconic women like Cleopatra, Amelia Earhart, Frida Kahlo and more, as a project for her “Narrative Photography” class.

Elbaba’s identity and experiences as a Muslim woman are what inspired her to create the bold series.   Read More

An interactive timeline of modest fashion breakthroughs in recent years

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The modest fashion scene has grown tremendously in the past couple years and the world is taking notice. Read More