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This Is For Anyone Who’s Being Fat Shamed Right Now

It’s a funny thing. With social distancing abound, I’m seeing an intense influx of accounts where young women have been bullied and abused by their near and “dear” over their weight. Truly, the volume has been overwhelming. I’m not here to offer any solutions. God knows, I’m not qualified to do so. But I do…

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This Is Why Joy Is Non-Negotiable in Times of Crisis

We have had a series of incredible conversations centered on autonomy for our 4th annual Muslim Women’s Day, but Manal Omar’s conversation on building resilience through finding joy and pleasure was insightful in a whole new way! The founder and CEO of a wellness organization called “Across Red Lines,” Manal has built a safe space…

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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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9 Ways to Show Up and Help Your Community

From time to time, we will have to face scary situations where a light at the end of the tunnel seems like a distant dream. That’s just a fact of life. But one thing that remains tried and true is that leaning on our community can offer a sense of security that acts as a…

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What Does the Quran Say About Mental Health?

This wonderful series, courtesy of Sheikh Ibrahim Hindy and Naseeha, a toll-free mental health hotline and digital space for young Muslims, highlights the sensitivity with which the Quran approaches mental health. We were not created as angels, but as entities with free will, and as such, we feel and emote deeply. Shouldn’t we get to…

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A Definitive Guide to Dealing With Coronavirus

So, unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably heard of coronavirus, the mysterious, rapidly-spreading illness that has just been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO). Did you know that the term coronavirus (CoV) actually refers to a large family of viruses that can be responsible for a range of…

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This Is How to Use Imposter Syndrome to Your Benefit

Whether you can label the feeling or not, chances are, you’ve fallen victim to imposter syndrome before. After all, if the incomparable Maya Angelou has admitted to feeling the weight of imposter syndrome, there’s no doubt that this odd little neurosis has clouded the minds of many others. Also known as imposter phenomenon, this affliction…

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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

I was what you might call a “Type A,” give-it-your-all-even-if-it-kills-you kind of student. I was the one on the front bench, hand raised, enthusiastically begging “Pick me! Pick me!” And I liked it that way. What I never felt about myself was that I was particularly smart. I didn’t feel like academic concepts came as…