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Hijab Doesn’t Protect Against Eating Disorders

“I’m on a diet.” How many times have we heard that statement from another woman or even said it ourselves on occasion? This seemingly harmless statement can have serious repercussions in some cases. Eating disorders have become very common over the last decade and Muslim women are not immune. A study at UCLA found that…

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Gurl, You Need To Love Yo’ Self

As I sit in my room completely exhausted from finishing what must be one of the most grueling processes in the entire world, (i.e hosting an Arab gathering), I can’t help but notice a recurring pattern. In fact, you might be familiar with it as well because I believe it’s apparent at every cultural gathering…

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Divorce Doesn’t Make Muslim Women Inferior

I don’t think many of my friends realize how tough it is for a Pakistani kid to have divorced parents. For those of you who are Pakistani themselves, take a good, hard look at how your parents react to divorce and you might understand what I mean. The fact is that my divorced parents and…

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The “P” Word!

Whatever you choose to call it, periods are dreadful. During 5th grade, I remember hearing whispers from my classmates about the horrors of getting your period and learning about all the wonders of puberty. However, for a long time, talking about something that was a natural occurrence in the human body was considered taboo. At…