#EditorsPicks #MuslimGirlLife
Instagram, @scottheins

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…

#EditorsPicks #MuslimGirlLit

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…

#EditorsPicks #MuslimGirlFire
Instagram, @shamsiahassani

7 Artists Using Art To Empower Muslim Women

Muslim women are commonly misrepresented in the media. This is often due to the fact that we have no input on how we should be represented. For this reason, Muslim women are usually scrutinized with the wrong lenses.  These seven female artists decided to take matters into their own hands in order to change this…

From the forthcoming film "Generation 9/11"

Three Generations of New York Muslim Women Activists on 9/11

We spoke with three generations of New York Muslim women activists for the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and the upcoming fifth anniversary of the award-winning memoir ‘Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age.’ This is an excerpt from the forthcoming film Generation 9/11. Guests: Aisha Al-Adawiya, community organizer and founder of Women In Islam Inc.; Linda…

#EditorsPicks #MuslimGirlWoke
Instagram, @wonderdusty

Stop Asking Muslims For Their Take on 9/11

Tomorrow marks not only the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, but also 20 years of unjustly forcing the Muslim community to be associated with Osama bin Laden and shoulder his burden when he himself was exiled from Saudi Arabia. What Caused All of This Mess? On September 17, 2001, Former President George W. Bush…

#EditorsPicks #MuslimGirlBlessed
Instagram, @centerforbiblicalunity

How To Reclaim Your Spirituality After Spiritual Abuse

Author’s note: This article may contain triggering elements. If at any times you are triggered, please pause, check in with yourself, and do what you need to do to take care of yourself. Editor’s note: This article is in no way meant to substitute for medical or mental health advice from a trained and educated…

#EditorsPicks #MuslimGirlBlessed
Instagram, @nisahomes

We Need to Talk About Spiritual Abuse in Our Community

Author’s note: This article may contain triggering elements. If at any times you are triggered, please pause, check in with yourself, and do what you need to do to take care of yourself. Editor’s note: This article is in no way meant to substitute for medical or mental health advice from a trained and educated…

#EditorsPicks #MuslimGirlWoke
Instagram, @shamsiahassani

This Is Why the Ummah’s Silence on Afghanistan Is Problematic

This past month, Afghans across the world watched with horror as our country fell into the hands of the Taliban. The United States troops withdrew, our flag was replaced, our president fled, and our female news anchors said their goodbyes. Supporters claim the Taliban have changed, yet  Hazaras continue to be the target of ethnic…

#EditorsPicks #MuslimGirlFire
Instagram, @yusramardini

Meet Yusra Mardini: From Refugee to the Olympics

The 2021 Tokyo Olympics theme, the “Worlds We Share” could not be more fitting for this year’s athletes. After surviving a global pandemic, each athlete brings forth their stories, strength, and resilience. Yusra Mardini’s story highlights each of these components, and encompasses this year’s theme. “I tell my story because I want people to understand…

#EditorsPicks #MuslimGirlLife
Instagram, @mindbalancecounseling

The Truth About Birth Trauma In the BAME Community

It’s been widely reported that women from BAME communities are more likely to experience birth trauma, or die during pregnancy. So, why is that the case, and what can be done to change this worrying trend? The likelihood of experiencing birth trauma has, for the most part, significantly decreased over the years. This is thanks,…