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A Letter To Bella Hadid From A Muslim Girl

Dear Bella Hadid, Asalaam walaikum dear sister. I am writing to you today because you mentioned that you’re “proud to be a Muslim” and you opened up about it in the summer issue of Porter magazine. You mentioned in Porter that your dad was a refugee when he first came to America. When Trump signed…

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A Letter to Drake From a Muslim Girl

Dear Drake, In light of recent events, I’d like to apologize and I’d like to thank you as well. After the whole controversy about telling Muslim women to take off their scarves, you did what any celebrity would do to address problems that put you in hot water… You turned to social media. With that…

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A Letter to Mahershala Ali From a Muslim Girl

Dear Mahershala Ali, Salaam walaikum. Congratulations on your SAG Award and your Academy Award nomination. You were incredible in “Moonlight,” and “Hidden Figures” was out of this world (no pun intended)! In your acceptance speech, you brilliantly connected the topic of persecution with examples from “Moonlight” and the real world today. You even included you and your…

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A Letter to Lindsay Lohan From a Muslim Girl

Dear Lindsay Lohan, Asalaam walaikom. You were one of my favorite actors growing up, and “The Parent Trap” is one of my all-time favorite movies. When I was in high school, I obsessed over Mean Girls and I made sure everyone watched it because it was so funny! I’m really sorry for the backlash you’ve faced when you…

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MuslimGirl Roundup: The Gold Moments of the Golden Globes

Last night’s Golden Globes became “the most inclusive ceremony in decades” with many nominations from many walks of life. Here’s a roundup of what made the ceremony diverse from the rest. Meryl Streep’s speech.  Although she lost her voice, Meryl Streep still gave a speech that spoke volumes. When she picked up what Hugh Laurie said,…

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Why I Don’t Make New Year’s Resolutions

A new year means a clean slate. It’s the time to throw out your calendar or planner and replace them with cuter ones for the following year. Everyone has to have a list of ideas to make the most out of the next year. Whether it’s eating healthy and exercising, or spending less and saving…