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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

Meet Abdullah Hammoud, Michigan’s first millennial Arab American Muslim State Rep

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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

‘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

Look out for these modest fashion trends this summer

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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

Meet Minnesota’s first hijabi beauty queen

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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