Muslim Women’s Day 2019 may have come and gone, but the fun never stops. This year was even bigger and better than ever before, thanks to an army of partners who committed to passing the mic, and using their platforms to elevate the narratives of Muslim women in all arenas.
We are so very grateful, not only to our partners, but also to our allies; those who stood with us and voiced their unequivocal support by speaking out about the Muslim women in their lives, using the hashtag #MuslimWomensDay, and committing to support and listen as Muslim women continue the fight to determine our own narratives.
As original content flooded your timelines and newsfeeds, we invited a few of our partners to join us in hosting Facebook Live events. What ensued was an extensive series of discussions on fashion, politics, and what truly defines the experiences of being a Muslim woman in this day and age.
Join us as we recap the #MuslimGirlFire that was our lineup of Facebook Lives.
1. Get Ready With Her Campus.
We started our morning off with Ridah, a senior manager of the Her Campus business development team in New York. Ridah takes us through her morning routine for some sick style tips, as well as a discussion of her unique experiences as a Muslim woman.
2. Is Modest Fashion Political? This Nylon Panel Tells All.
This dynamic, chatty panel made up of Amani Al-Khatathbeh (editor-in-chief of MuslimGirl.com), Mariah Idrissi (the first hijabi model for H&M), Melanie Elturk (CEO of Haute Hijabs), and Maria Alia (a digital strategist extraordinaire and occasional model) takes us through the most controversial and hotly debated aspects of modest fashion.
3. Planned Parenthood Action Tackles Taboos.
In this live, Planned Parenthood takes reproductive health head on. Often dismissed as too taboo to discuss, reproductive health is a topic that is generally overlooked in the Muslim community. Watch as the Planned Parenthood team discusses how they intend to tackle this issue, as well as many more.
4. Teen Vogue Catches Up With Amani.
Brittney from Teen Vogue sits down with Amani Al-Khatathbeh as the latter recounts why the idea of Muslim Women’s Day went from a pressing need to an absolute necessity after the 2016 elections.
5. MuslimGirl.com Welcomes Dalia Mogahed.
MuslimGirl.com’s very own Mounira sits down with Dalia Mogahed, the Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (IPSU), to discuss why statistics play such a vital role in tackling and dismantling false narratives.
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