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Suzanne Barakat speaks at TEDWomen 2016 - It's About Time, October 26-28, 2016, Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts, San Francisco, California. Photo: Marla Aufmuth / TED

Islamophobia Killed My Brother

Listen as Suzanne Barakat tells a story that hits close to home for many of us. Experiencing Islamophobia in modern day America is not something alien to most Muslims, however it is very rarely spoken about with such raw emotion on public platforms. The uneven keel placed upon Muslim criminals and those that are readily labelled…

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What Does An All Muslim American Cast Look Like?

2018 has been the year of incredible diversity and inclusion in the film industry, giving us all hope that maybe we are witnessing a progressive push forward from tokenism to genuine representation. Just this February, the world was gifted Marvel’s Black Panther, featuring an almost entirely black cast showcasing what black excellence looks like on the big…

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Watch: Can You Guess Who’s Muslim?

Stereotypes are rife in the modern world, although collectively as a society there is a movement to eradicate this. Watch this group of people try to guess who in the group are Muslim. What makes this video even more interesting in the reasoning behind why each person has come to their decision; some decisions are…

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The Bold Type Adds A New Queer Muslim Woman Character

The Bold Type: Three fierce women take on New York City together while writing for a global women’s magazine called “Scarlet.” Through their adventures, they explore their sexual identities, the subject of love, and fashion. All this takes place on the Freeform’s relatively new show, The Bold Type. It’s actually based on Cosmopolitan magazine, dealing…

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Watch: We Need #JusticeForAsifa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQpm4ntX8Fo#action=share Asifa Bono was a child who was kidnaped, drugged, raped and murdered by men looking to drive out her nomadic tribe from the land. Individuals who victim blame need to shut up and reflect on the power dynamic at play.  The perps were sane and knew the consequences of their actions. The last place…

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Wearing Nail Polish During Wudu and While Praying

Many muslims believe that nail polish creates a barrier against wudu, or ablution water, and thus invalidates prayer. Oftentimes I deal with people leaving comments on my social media asking about (or straight up judging) my claw situation. I’m a woman who loves doing my nails and always have. I mean, we even launched a groundbreaking…

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Oprah’s 2018 Golden Globe Speech Has Everybody Shook

Oprah Winfrey’s acceptance speech for the Cecil B. de Mille Award earned a standing ovation not only from the attendees at the 2018 Golden Globes, but from the internet as well. Her powerful words on the #MeToo movement and recognition for Recy Taylor, who passed away in late December, left watchers moved. This morning, the hashtags…

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Muslim Girl Editor Talks Girl Power at Google Zeitgeist

Muslim Girl’s founder and editor-in-chief Amani Al-Khatahtbeh joined YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki and YouTube sensation Lilly Singh at Google Zeitgeist this year to talk internet bullies, sexism and racism online, and changing the world. The conversation they have will motivate you to feel empowered, reach for your dreams and find your authentic voice.

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Muslim Girl Founder Slams Racist Politics on Australian TV

Muslim Girl Founder, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, joined together with other leading writers and global thinkers on Australia’s most watched television show –  ABC’s Q&A last night. Together with panelists Rutger Bregman, Laurie Penny, Shashi Tahroor and Michael Fullilove, she took the internet by storm in response to audience questions ranging from Western feminism and hijabs to utopia and…