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This Muslim Author Tackles Sexual Abuse Through Education

Violence against children encompasses all forms of violence against those under the age of 18, regardless of who the perpetrator may be. According to a 2016 study, it is estimated that up to 1 billion children globally – over half of all children – between the ages of 2-17 have experienced physical, sexual, or emotional…

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Introducing the First Ever Muslim Ballet School

Muslim kids are noticeably absent in ballet, and yet with the first headscarf-wearing ballerina coming to light, isn’t it about time we get the proper representation that we deserve? Lucky for us, two 20-something Muslim women agree, and decided to open a ballet school where they dance to poetry instead of music.  24-year-old Maisie Alexandra…

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Khadijah Mellah Becomes Britain’s First Muslim Female Jockey

On August 1, 2019, Khadijah Mellah (18), made history by becoming the first female British Muslim jockey to win a competitive race in the 2019 Magnolia Cup at Goodwood Racecourse. Watch this video to see Khadijah’s story, follow her journey, find out what brought her into this male-dominated sport, and be inspired. She is an…

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Novelist S.K. Ali on the Marvels and Oddities of Life

From the very beginning, S.K. Ali exploded onto the literary scene with the flair and determination of a woman with much to teach us. After earning a degree in Creative Writing at York University in Canada, Ali released her first novel, “Saints and Misfits.” It was instantly featured as a “Best Teen Novel in 2017”…

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An Open Letter to Jameela Jamil From a Muslim Girl

Dear Jameela Jamil, Simply put, you’re a badass. I, among so many other women, can’t even begin to say how much I appreciate your rawness and honesty. Being that you have such a huge platform, I commend you greatly for using it to help those who don’t have as much of an opportunity to use…

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Meet Yemen Cooks: A Hidden Gem in the Yemeni Community

In case you didn’t know, there is an amazing Yemeni chef in the San Francisco Bay Area who is probably going to become one of the greatest chefs of her time! The Youtube and Snapchat channel titled “Yemen Cooks” belongs to a 26-year-old woman from the sunny capital of Yemen, Sana’a. Due to cultural sensitivities,…

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This Muslim-Owned Canadian Company Is Reaching New Levels With Their Inclusive Activewear for Muslims and Sikhs

With the rapidly growing industry of inclusive sportswear, it is vital to make sure that all minorities from all parts of the world should be represented and considered in a field so important. This is an issue especially in North America, where these minorities lie within bigger populations that are often represented easily and frequently…

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Halima Aden Makes History Again

For all Muslim women around the globe, yesterday was a monumental day. Halima Aden yet again made history by being the first model to wear a burkini in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. I don’t know about you, but this excited me a lot. Like many other Muslim girls, I’ve grown up barely seeing myself…

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How I Became the First Child CEO of a Charity

…and if I can do this, you can too! I wasn’t nervous when I first met Adeem Younis, the Chairman of Penny Appeal—I’d heard of the charity and everything because I was actually at one of their events with my family when we first met. What I didn’t know was that Penny Appeal is an…