Remember that scene from ‘She’s The Man’ where Amanda Bynes said, “Let the chips fall where they may”? If you don’t, go watch the movie because it was hilarious. If you do, well, that’s basically what I did with my life for a while and now I’m where I am today. Read More
The fashion world is always changing; something that is in fashion one year could well be be old news by the next. In spite of this, there’s a few of things in the world of fashion that are quite simply timeless. 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
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
In times of difficulty—whether it be an illness facing a loved one, a personal challenge to your health, or just a great deal of stress that you might face—there is much to be said of healthy coping mechanisms. Read More
The fashion world is a magical place, but there are some who take things a bit too seriously.
The last few weeks have been exhausting, to say the least. As someone who never thought we would get to the point of an actual Muslim, refugee and immigrant ban, I’m both physically and mentally drained. At times, I feel energized and ready to do whatever I can as a citizen to fight the new and dangerous orders. Other times, I feel completely overwhelmed with just how much damage has already been done. 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.