Tag: muslimah

New Year, New Relationships

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Imagine transforming your outlook about all of your interactions. What if, for 2018, or any new year, you reassessed not who brings you joy, pain, sorrow, or excitement, but who you bring joy, pain, sorrow, and excitement to? I’m talking about personal accountability and making amends, two of the most difficult lessons of maturity. Read More

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

Nike set to release ‘Nike Pro Hijab’ for its Muslim athletes

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Nike is finally representing its female Muslim consumers as its sets out to release the “Nike Pro Hijab.” Read More

Filling the hollow within: One girl’s journey with body image

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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

So you want to be an activist? Here are 5 things you need to start doing now

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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

For the love of basketball: How this Muslimah is challenging FIBA’s hijab ban

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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

5 things I learned from starting a non-profit with a fellow Muslimah

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Four years ago, a group of girls were connected via an email. That email, sent by one of our fellow Muslim friends, signed off with a simple, and unassuming “I understand that you are both interested in public health in the Arab world….and I hope you can complement one another in your endeavors moving forward.” Read More