The Top Muslim Women Milestones of the Decade

10. Macy’s Goes Muslim-Mainstream

I’m not going to lie. I have repeatedly wandered into my local Macy’s for the sole purpose of seeing clothing from Verona Collection in a department store as iconic as Macy’s. Literally just to see it in person. I know that in the age of social media, we don’t technically need to pursue a traditional supply chain or a brick-and-mortar store to market our businesses or our products. Even so, there was just something so uplifting about seeing a Muslim-owned business stocked at a store as culturally prevalent as Macy’s! It was like getting visual confirmation that we could put ourselves out there and be accepted into all things mainstream. It lends itself to a sense of validity and acceptance. Love it!

—As told by Manal Moazzam