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Violence Against Women Needs to End, Now

Don’t stay out too late. Pay attention to your surroundings. Don’t have headphones in when you’re jogging. Watch your drink at all times. Don’t drink too much. Carry pepper spray or a pocket knife. Lock your car doors. Don’t get on elevators alone. Travel in groups. Share your location with a friend. Watch what you…

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The Survivor’s Guilt of Muslim Immigrants In Diaspora

An image can trigger the survivor’s guilt; it also can be a video, a sound, or even a person. Just like the trauma is not a uniform experience, what triggers trauma is different for everyone as well. Survivor’s guilt is a psychological phenomenon that affects people who have survived a life-threatening event. A person who…

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Poem: The Return Of Spring

I once asked my grandmother  Why do bad things happen to good people?   She simply responded God gives the most hardship to the strongest people he knows.  Years ago   My parents fled a war zone   Left the sound of bombs and bullets   Braved the air land and sea   In order to come here   Build their homes from…

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This Is Why Honor Killings Need to Stop

In April 2020, Saman Abbas disappeared. She had been thrown out of her family home because she refused to go through with an arranged marriage to a man in Pakistan. In May of 2020, when social services arrived at her home, Saman was still missing, and her parents had returned to Pakistan. An investigation led…

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Poem: This Time the Boy Does Not Drown

This poem is dedicated to Alan Kurdi and all the other children that have lost their lives at sea. Whenever a child has a nightmare  We speak the dream into water  Water will lure away the mare and only leave night behind  We have spoken all our dreams into water  Be it a faucet or a river  The hope that our…

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We Should Never Forget Alan Kurdi

Something so small had made it so far from home – that all that raging water could carry something so gentle.” Mohamed Hassan, “Secrets of the Sea” On September 2nd, 2015, Nilufer Demir captured an image that would change the world. The image was of three-year-old Alan Kurdi, lying in the sand on the shores…

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Meet Yusra Mardini: From Refugee to the Olympics

The 2021 Tokyo Olympics theme, the “Worlds We Share” could not be more fitting for this year’s athletes. After surviving a global pandemic, each athlete brings forth their stories, strength, and resilience. Yusra Mardini’s story highlights each of these components, and encompasses this year’s theme. “I tell my story because I want people to understand…

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Hajj Now Has Women Guarding Mecca and Medina

In the past few years Saudi has gone through some significant changes under Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s plan to modernize the country. Some notable changes include: lifting the ban on women driving, women being able to travel without permission from guardians, and women having more control over family matters. Most of these reforms have…

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Is Ben and Jerry’s Really a BDS Victory?

On July 19, 2021 Ben and Jerry’s released a statement that they would end their ice cream sales in Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) called this a “decisive step toward ending the company’s complicity in Israel occupation and violation of Palestinian rights.” However, Ben and Jerry’s “will stay in…

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Ready, Set, Paint! 10 Halal Nail Polish Ideas for Your Look Book

Hot Girl Summer is here, and it is time we treated ourselves to a fresh manicure! We scouted Instagram and selected some of our favorite looks so you’re not stuck with a basic French mani. Whether you prefer a softer, floral design or bold color, we’ve got you covered! The best part? All the designs below feature companies that produce halal, water permeable…