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
At 26, Abdullah Hammoud became the first ever Arab American Muslim elected to represent Michigan’s 15th State House District. Despite facing some racial and religious backlash during his campaign, Abdullah has never been one to shy away from his identity. Read More
When Syed Jafri went to the doctor’s office earlier this year, his doctor told him he had been diagnosed with a health condition that required him to start eating super clean foods to improve his health.
As the first ever inventors of the sports hijab, Capsters aims to encourage women to stay active while being safe and comfortable. Read More
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
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
Nineteen-year-old Halima Aden was just a typical undecided college student. That is, until she decided to compete in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant. After getting the OK from pageant officials on her decision to don a “burkini” during the swimwear portion of the night, Aden was well on her way to making history as Minnesota’s first hijabi pageant contestant. Read More
Life can be monotonous and sometimes you may find yourself feeling like life just sucks. But when you find yourself sulking into this occasional misery, remind yourself of the good things in life, as simple as they may seem. Read More
A proper warm-up and cool down is just as important as the workout itself. Warming up and stretching helps prevent injuries, while cooling down helps your muscles maintain flexibility. Read More
I stared at my calendar hanging on the wall in front of me and took a deep breath, hoping this feeling of defeat will soon subside and be replaced by my usual optimism. In three months, I’ll turn twenty-four.