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POEM: GLUING THE PIECES TOGETHER

The poem below is written in honor of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Surviving is more than just making it to the next morning Surviving requires living It takes work to do the living Because to live requires you to be alive And suddenly Making it to the next morning does not seem so…

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How Trans Muslims Can Navigate Obstacles They Face

Each year the end of Pride month signals the cycle of companies removing the rainbow flag and various colors from all over their merchandise. Confetti and balloons are cleaned up from Pride celebrations, and the streets begin to look a little bland again. Pride does not erase the obstacles that many trans-Muslims will continue to face…

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The Truth Behind the Statue of Liberty

The Fourth of July is never short on massive firework displays, family gatherings, and parades. This date commemorates America’s independence from Britain and also marks the day France presented the Statue of Liberty to the United States. While the history of the Statue of Liberty is taught in classrooms around the country, one important aspect…

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How Real Are the “Real Housewives of Dubai”?

The Real Housewives franchise seems like it’s been in existence since the dawn of time. Recently, the Real Housewives franchise went international, to Dubai. The cast of six diverse women includes a native Emirati, Dubai’s first Black Supermodel, and a Housewives franchise alumna. While the franchise will focus on the women’s stories, it’s important to…

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Your Guide to Ramadan While Managing Mental Health Challenges

Disclaimer: This article is in no way meant to substitute for medical or mental health advice from a trained and educated mental health professional. Muslim Girl encourages those who need help to seek it, and encourages the use of resources such as therapists, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and trained mental health professionals. You should never try…

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How Progressive Media Spaces Rule Palestinians Out

With the war raging in Ukraine, Gigi Hadid joined many celebrities who took to social media to sound their solidarity with Ukraine. She stated she would be donating all of her earnings from her Autumn 2022 fashion shows to “aid those suffering from the Ukraine war, as well as continuing to support those experiencing the…

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Should the Afghan People Get Their Money Back?

In 2021, the world watched as the United States withdrew from Afghanistan and the government in Afghanistan collapsed. Several countries suspended aid to Afghanistan, and the United States froze nearly 7 billion in assets from Afghanistan’s central bank. Now President Biden has unfrozen the funds and is allowing them to be distributed inside Afghanistan, but not…

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Poem: Flowers Don’t Grow Here Anymore

Growing up, people always told me you never know a good thing until it’s gone   Like a child, I didn’t listen   I grew up thinking good and bad were as simple as the sun and moon   I didn’t realize good and bad were more like cloudy days   Abandoned playgrounds   Overrun weeds Maybe if I had…

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Poem: In Honor of Bilal

The first call to prayer was said 1400 years ago  The first call to prayer was said by Bilal  Once enslaved, now a free Black man  This is his story  You were born into slavery  To a master who worshiped idols   One day you heard of a man  Who taught that every human was equal…

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What’s Driving the War In Yemen?

On January 21, 2022, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and the United States cut the power in Yemen for four days after Saudi-led airstrikes on the country. The internet outage affected the emergency services and people were not able to contact their loved ones. The war in Yemen has entered its seventh year, and with the…

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Here’s How Obsessed France Is With the Hijab Ban

With every new year comes new goals. We look to the new year for change and growth. So, to motivate ourselves, we often do something dramatic. This year, Europe’s middle child, France, started the new year by passing another law attacking hijab. France is now banning Muslim women from wearing the hijab in sports competitions….

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We Need To Remember the Victims of the Bronx Fire by Taking Action

On Sunday, January 9, 2022, families in the 19-story Twin Parks North West Building in the Bronx, New York City, woke up to flames. An electric space heater had caught fire in a duplex; the doors of the apartment and the stairwell were open, even though the doors were supposed to close automatically.  The smoke spread quickly to other floors. The building turned into an inferno…