The Resident Malala

I received this message from a good friend of mine and it put a smile on my face. I mean honestly, you can always put a smile on my face with activism about the girl-child, but even moreso when that a…

The Women’s Intifada

The Arabic word for revolution, thawra, which is in the form of the feminine tense, undoubtedly reflects the nature of the Arab Spring. The Arab Spring has given rise to activists such as Egypt’s Asma…

Badass Muslim Girl

Three years ago, I stood in my backyard clad in a black Abaya, black trench coat, and black Hijab with a pair of aviators while my friend took a few shots with my camera, which would eventually give b…

My Hijab is for You, Too

Why do you wear the hijab? Muslims and non-Muslims alike have asked me the same question countless times.  While it is true that Islam, in addition to the spiritual enlightenment, has preferred women …

A Child’s Innocence

This topic came to my mind when I was out with my 8 year-old sister. We had decided to go to the beach one evening just to spend time together. It’s amazing how little kids’ minds seem to …