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#BombBlackHijabis: Reclaiming Our Narrative

On Friday, March 11, Black Muslim women will take to the internet, posting selfies and sharing how the erasure of Black Muslim women from the Muslim narrative has affected us, using the hashtags #BombBlackHijabis and #BombBlackMuslimahs. When this idea was first introduced, I was immediately overtaken with excitement to participate, but my reasons were not…

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From Saudi Patriarchy to Ph.D., Meet Our Baddie of the Month: Hasnaa Mokhtar

Muslim Girl loves to bring attention to women of strength, knowledge and conviction. Baddies such as Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad, AJ+ Producer Sana Saeed, 14-year-old veiled Muslim convert and professional ballerina Stephanie Kurlow and, earlier last week, the first Somali-American Muslim State Legislator Ilhan Omar have all been featured as part of our #MuslimGirlFire series because of their amazing…

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Muslim Girl Talks to President Bill Clinton About Reclaiming Narratives

Muslim Girl’s founder and editor-in-chief, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, took the stage with former president Bill Clinton this past weekend during the opening session of the annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) event in Berkeley, Calif. The panel, in keeping with the opening plenary’s “Courage to Create” theme, also included Khan Academy founder Sal Khan, Egyptian revolutionary…

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Muslim Women-Focused Series Nabs Webby Award!

The votes have been tallied and we are soooooooo excited to announce that YOUR VOICES WERE HEARD and our Teen Vogue series “Ask a Muslim Girl” won a Webby Award! Teen Vogue is taking home the 2017 Webby Award in the social video series for our collaboration on demolishing misconceptions about Muslim women. Muslim Girl…

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My Experience Working on Teen Vogue’s #AskAMuslimGirl

Ain’t Nobody Messing With the MG Clique, clique, clique, clique, clique… I love that you got the Kanye reference, by the way. I still remember the excitement that I felt when our Editor-In-Chief texted me–I mean, it’s not every day you can say that you’ll be on a web show for Teen Vogue. Amani sent…

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Muslim Women Named Teen Vogue’s “New Faces of Feminism”

In this unprecedented inclusion of veiled Muslim women in a glossy U.S. magazine, our MuslimGirl founder Amani Al-Khatahtbeh is among several young women leaders featured in Teen Vogue‘s February cover story “Power Girls” with The Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg! The story identifies “The New Voices of Feminism” with a photoshoot and personal statements from…

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This #MuslimWomensDay, We Sounded off on Autonomy

As we put our fourth annual Muslim Women’s Day behind us, we take a look back at the plethora of content that came out of this day, centered on the narratives of Muslim women in their own voices. Our newsfeeds were blessed with the most important conversations centered around the lives and daily realities of…

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20 Muslim Women to Watch in 2020

The recent years have been a total masterclass in how to handle our business when the world is ablaze around us. From a disconcerting rise in hate crimes to politicians who need to take several seats, it truly feels like we’ve seen it all. Above the madness, the incredible women featured on this list have…

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The Sexual (Mis)Education of a Muslim Girl

One of my earliest memories was of mama pulling me behind a curtain so that I could change my soiled tights. I was very young and bewildered as to why I couldn’t just make the clothing swap in the living room so I wouldn’t miss out on the Pokemon episode I was watching with my…