By signing up for and training for this race, I knew I would not only be pushing myself physically to do something I had not accomplished before, but also pushing myself mentally. Read More
As the first ever inventors of the sports hijab, Capsters aims to encourage women to stay active while being safe and comfortable. Read More
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
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
Nike is finally representing its female Muslim consumers as its sets out to release the “Nike Pro Hijab.” Read More
I remember the first time I looked in the mirror and hated what was looking back at me. It wasn’t self-consciousness, it was literal self-hate. I looked into the mirror and touched the stomach I felt was gravid. I felt my hips weighing my entire body down. I was fourteen years old. Read More
Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, 26, was an exceptional high school basketball player. As her school’s valedictorian, she excelled both on the court and in the classroom. She ultimately went on to set the Massachusetts state record for both boys and girls for most points scored (Abdul-Qaadir scored a record 3,070 points, breaking the previous record of 2,740) during her senior year. Read More
In light of recent attacks on Muslim women and the negative political climate, Layali teamed up with the Women’s Initiative for Self Empowerment – WISE to do a three-part self defense tutorial series. WISE founder and president Rana Abdelhamid and WISE’s chief self defense instructor Maryam K. Aziz (2nd Degree Blackbelt in Goju Ryu Karate) show us tips on how to defend ourselves from the three most common attacks against Muslim women.
Many people are not sure about whether to eat before a workout or after. The answer? Both.