Glorification of Fair Skin: A Demoralizing Trend

“Oh my God, you’re Pakistani? No way!” “But you’re so white!” An awkward silence would follow every time someone would define my skin tone in relation to my heritage. In the past, my adolescent self w…

Eyes on the Prize

I graduated from a private Islamic school in June 2012. I was a student there since I was in 4th grade. I remember resenting the hijab and the Islamic curriculum, but I grew to appreciate them as the …

7 Commandments to be True to Yourself

Being born and brought up in Bangkok, Thailand with an Indian root was a quaint and quirky thing to me. I always had this thing of informing people of my family history — leading all the way back to m…

Gurl, You Need To Love Yo’ Self

As I sit in my room completely exhausted from finishing what must be one of the most grueling processes in the entire world, (i.e hosting an Arab gathering), I can’t help but notice a recurring …

How to Not Study for Finals

It’s that wonderful time of the year when the weather finally gets warm enough to wear single layers and sandals, when it’s finally time to pull out the sunglasses and drive around with th…

Dress for Success

Whether you’ve been called to an interview, or finally fulfilled your quest for employment, chances are you’re going to need to know how to dress. As with anything to do with the workforce…

You’ve Got Game, Why Not Show It?

Have you ever heard a successful person say, “Confidence is key!” when she’s asked how she accomplished such-and-such a feat? I know I have, and that’s NOT an easy thing to hea…

The Business Handshake

The Professional Muslim Girl series was inspired by our Editor-in-Chief’s request for an article addressing the business handshake, and how to deal with it if you are discomfited by the idea of …

The Interview

THE INTERVIEW The interview is the final hurdle standing in between you and your job. Whether it is in-person, over the phone, or via video chat, the interview may be the first time you are speaking d…