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POEM: The Girl in the Mirror

Editor’s note: This poem reflects the inner struggle we feel in a world where we have been told to look in the mirror and recognize ourselves as flawed. But what does it take to love ourselves? What does it take to see ourselves as beautiful? The exact same thing that makes us flawed. She stares…

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10 #BlackOutEid Looks that Have Us Shook

Eid-Al-Fitr has come and gone, and I hope all of you beautiful people had a wonderful and blessed Eid! With Eid comes celebrations, lots of food, and of course, the mandatory Eid picture; a chance for you to serve your fiercest looks. One of the things I love the most about Eid is that it’s…

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I’m Ambitious AF, and Proud of It

“There’s nothing wrong with being driven. And there’s nothing wrong with putting yourself first to reach your goals.” – Shonda Rhimes I have always been an ambitious person. Growing up, I wanted to be a fashion designer, with my designs gracing runways from New York to Milan. My goal was one that I believed was tangible, and the…

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Here’s How I Found My Way to Feminism

Feminism (noun): the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes. When I first learned the definition of feminism a few years ago, I hastened to label myself a feminist, because stating otherwise just didn’t make sense. As a young woman, I felt that not striving for gender equality was not only…

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5 Holiday Movies Guaranteed to Get You in a Festive Mood

‘Tis the season to be jolly! The festive season is nigh, and that means rushing to get your holiday shopping done, brainstorming for decorating ideas and getting into the festive mood. My best memories of the holiday season include Christmas parties at school, eagerly waiting for my turn on the Advent calendar, and getting the chance…