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Unveiling the Lens: We Need More Muslim Filmmakers

When I close my eyes, I can envision the silhouette of my younger self sitting in a crevice between my grandmother’s legs and her very Egyptian golden sofa, which held one too many pillows on its belly. I sip Ahmed Tea as she flicks through the Arabic channels – the only television I knew that…

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Reema Jallaq Is Healing the World With Laughter as the Caucasian Arab

Do you remember a time when watching a comedy helped you forget pain you were feeling? That line in a movie that made you laugh so hard you forgot why you were upset or sad for even a short time? This is the precise reason Reema Jallaq, otherwise known as the Caucasian_Arab, became a comedian….


Vogue France Features a Hijabi on Its Cover for the First Time

For the first time in its history of publication, the August 2022 issue of Vogue France featured two Somali women on the cover — and the first hijabi, in spite of France’s hijab ban. This is the first time in over 100 years of its publishing history that there is finally a hijabi on the…

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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…


Is Euphoria’s Ali the Muslim Representation We Need?

The second season of Euphoria came to an explosive end, leaving viewers with a mixed bag of emotions. While we were introduced to a variety of new characters this season, we also got to see the return of some of our favorites. Among them, we saw the return of Ali, Rue’s sponsor and mentor in rehab. Ali…

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Muslim Girl Opens Paid Pitches

Dear Readers and Allies, I’m proud to announce on International Women’s Day that our award-winning platform is on a new course with the following changes: Being a minority-run woman-founded media platform has presented unique challenges to gaining the support we need and deserve. As many of our partners and supporters know, our paid staff has…


10 of Muslim Girl’s Most Popular Articles From 2021

As Muslim Girl starts 2022 with new conversations, we decided to reflect on the top 10 most-read articles from 2021. This past year was full of events; some were delightful and lighthearted, whereas others were heartbreaking and heavy. That said, 2021 was a year when Muslim Girl witnessed more Muslim women being unapologetically themselves, opening…

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“DUNE”: Will We Ever Get The Representation We Deserve In Film?

“DUNE” is a highly anticipated film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel of the same name. It is set to release on October 22, 2021. And anyone who is a fan of Timothee Chalamet is probably going to see it — whether or not they like Sci-Fi/Fantasy in the first place. Recently, the official YouTube…


It’s the 21st of September…Do You Remember?

We have no other reason to publish this video other than it’s the 21st of September…do you remember? Thank you Earth, Wind, and Fire for gifting us this song so long ago. It’s never sounded so good as it does today, September 21, 2021, at 9:21.


Why Are Latino Muslims Growing in Islam?

September 15 – October 15 is officially Hispanic Heritage Month, so we thought what better way for Muslim Girl to celebrate with our brothers and sisters than to look into the world of Latino Muslims. Check out this video that talks about why this community is turning to Islam. Let us know what you think.

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The Collective for Black Iranians Debuts Their Inaugural Exhibit In Philly

Starting earlier this month, 12 Gates Arts is hosting the opening for “Hasteem: We are here,” an exhibit put on by the phenomenal Collective for Black Iranians. The Collective was founded by Priscillia Kounkou-Hoveyda, a human rights lawyer, as well as five other Black Iranians whose goal is to create a mainstream narrative about the…

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This Film About Life as a Palestinian Is Nominated for an Oscar

Farah Nabulsi, a British-Palestinian filmmaker, is turning heads with her latest short film, “The Present.” The multiple award-winning story recently bagged the prestigious BAFTA for “Best Short Film,” and is now in the running for an Oscar. “The Present” is a story about life’s mundane moments, and how they are made arduous in the face…