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We Need To Talk About the Colorado Shooting and Mental Health

WE NEED TO TALK I remember watching the news from my television in France and seeing yet another shooting happening in the United States. I am afraid, uncomfortable and unfamiliar. I feel fear because I am now living in the United States and need to have my voice heard concerning gun violence. I am uncomfortable…

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5 Reasons Millennials Should Start Journaling

Children are expected to keep a regular diary while growing up. This is where they can write down daily activities for review. In fact, at some point in our schooling as children, we were probably required to journal or keep a journal. Unfortunately, most people don’t practice this habit once they become adults, even knowing…

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Do You Know What “Colonial Depression” Is?

Have you heard of “colonial depression”? Colonial depression is the aptly named phrase, coined by Alicia Elliott, to describe the mental health harm that arises from colonialism and its corresponding infrastructures that center white supremacy and place a lower value on the lives of Black, Brown, and Indigenous people. In this Twitter thread, Indigenous author…

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Check Out This College Students’ Guide to Staying Fit

Moving to another town and starting a new life as a college student can be challenging. Not only do you have to get used to new people, a new environment, and a new way of living life, but you must also change habits and foods. For exactly this reason, college students can put on weight…

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Why Everyone Should Know About JUTHOOR for Mental Health Care

As increasing attention is given to mental health needs in the Muslim community, a new platform has developed for the Arab world called Juthoor (Juthoor.co) to help. This platform is important as it addresses the stigma associated with mental health, as well as offers a list of therapists who can provide culturally appropriate services. Happily,…

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What Is Toxic Positivity and Why Is It Potentially Detrimental?

Upon hearing the phrase “toxic positivity,” it sounds fairly harmless. After all, how could a phrase including positivity ever be related to something harmful? In short, toxic positivity is the forced expression of happiness in all applications, leaving no room to experience other, equally essential emotions. Toxic positivity has caused us to live in a…

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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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Super Sunnah Foods: Marvelous Milk

We’re back for another episode of Super Sunnah Foods, and our focus this week is milk. Personally, I am currently mostly vegan; I eat a plant-based diet due to concerns for the treatment of animals, as well as the environment.  But part of the way I became a vegetarian was drinking a lot of milk. …

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How the Concept of a Surveillance State Is a Threat to Medical Freedom

In the media there is an ongoing and volatile conversation that is happening about medical freedom within the greater context of our generally deteriorating civil rights.  The general acceptance that the public sphere is controlled by private corporations, such as private prisons, and corporations bottling and selling groundwater for private profit, continues to expand. State…

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4 Ways To Destress

With university and schools starting session again — and oh yeah, COVID is still a thing, and the U.S. is basically a dumpster fire right now — here are a few ways to help you manage your stress. Practice mindfulness Do you feel overwhelmed with assignments, errands and that never ending to-do list? Try taking…

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5 Hair Care Tips for Hijabis

Sisters, can we talk? In particular, can we talk about haircare tips for hijabis? I get it, wearing hijab can sound so simple in comparison to having to do your hair everyday for school or work, but the truth is, wearing hijab has its obstacles, from fly-away hairs peaking out for everyone to see, to…

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Many of us have goals in Ramadan such as reading more Quran, giving charity, and praying on time. Some have the goal of staying fit and healthy during Ramadan, since many may actually tend to gain weight due to a lack of exercise and over-eating at iftar time. We asked five fabulous and inspiring healthy and fit Muslim women their top health and fitness tips. Hit the flip to check it out.

8 Muslim Fitness Bloggers You Should Be Following on Instagram

Hey ladies! Summer isn’t over yet, which means you still have time to get those summer bods! Follow these amazing fitness bloggers to help achieve your fitness goals this summer. We probably won’t be leaving our houses until summer 2021, anyway, so you’ve got plenty of time to get your workout routine on point. Zehra…