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Why I Chose to Stay Friends With a Trump Supporter

A worldwide pandemic, an American election causing so much rage, and racial issues in an uproar. As if that wasn’t enough for the world to handle, relationships were also put to the test. Friendships were on the line because it wasn’t just politics coming in between people. It was values and morals. It was a…

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Karima Mehrab Baloch: A Mountain of Courage

Asylum: the protection granted by a nation to someone who has left their native country as a political refugee. Sadly, sometimes we cannot be protected even by escaping political turmoil in our home country. Such was the case for Karima Mehrab Baloch, a Pakistani human rights activist. She was born and raised in the Pakistani…

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How I Went From Resisting Therapy to Appreciating It

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…

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Why I’m at Peace During a Pandemic Despite My Anxiety

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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COVID-19: Is Social Distancing a Joke to You?

Editor’s note: In this emotional op-ed, one mother delves into the toll COVID-19 has taken on her world, and why we need to take this seriously and come together as a community. To our readers: if you’re looking for a moment of relatability or a reality check, this is it. I remember it so clearly:…

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What Message Does Barbie’s 2020 Launch Send?

What does Barbie’s first launch of 2020 mean? White girl, white girl, white girl, white girl….Black girl tucked away on the corner of a shelf. These were my options when my mom told me I could pick out a Barbie doll when I was a child. Tiny waisted with an impressive chest size. Even at…