Category: Featured

‘Dalya’s Other Country’ aims to squash stereotypes about Syrian refugees

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Starting high school in a new town is daunting for anyone. New friends, teachers and buildings makes the transition evermore anxiety-inducing. The experience was no different for Dalya Zeno, now 18, when she first moved here from her war-torn home in Syria four years ago.  Read More

Why dressing modestly is empowering

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I recently met the fiancé of a dear friend of mine and she, just like other people I’ve met in my life, could not help but comment on how I’m “hiding the beauty of my body under a turtleneck and maxi skirt.” This was followed by her thoughts on how I should not be oppressed and that I need to be strong enough to fight against patriarchal guidelines of modest dressing. Read More

Mind over munchies: Transitioning to Ramadan

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Transitioning from having four snacks in your bag to munch on throughout the work or school day to having absolutely none is one of the hardest tests of Ramadan. Read More

Why fall in love when you can fall asleep? A cynic’s guide to a better night’s rest

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We spend one third of our lives sleeping2.

Now if that’s not a commitment, I don’t know what is. But the sad truth is, when it comes to sleep hygiene, we’re doing a lot of things wrong. Sleep hygiene is described as the actions and habits that we do before bed in order to sleep2. Read More

Modest fashion pioneers to come together at Modanisa’s London Modest Fashion Week

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After the success of the 2016 Modest Fashion Week in Istanbul, Modanisa will host its second annual international fashion event in London.  Read More

Samah Safi Bayazid on filmmaking, marriage and Hollywood

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Samah Safi Bayazid has always been a storyteller. Growing up, she wanted to be a news anchor or a television presenter with her own show. Although there weren’t many women in hijab in front of the camera at the time (the amount these days isn’t much higher), she persisted. However, her dream to be in front of the camera soon changed after taking just one film production class.  Read More