In this unprecedented inclusion of veiled Muslim women in a glossy U.S. magazine, our MuslimGirl founder Amani Al-Khatahtbeh is among several young women leaders featured in Teen Vogue‘s February cover story “Power Girls” with The Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg!
The story identifies “The New Voices of Feminism” with a photoshoot and personal statements from influential women personalities, including Disney stars Rowan Blanchard and Kiersey Clemons, and a fashion photoshoot by Coco Capitan. The full gallery of “The New Faces of Feminism” can be found online here.
This is the first time veiled Muslim women are shown in a full-feature Teen Vogue print story. Amani is also pictured at the front of the magazine: MuslimGirl was featured in a profile on teenvogue.com, which went viral online and made the “Top .com Stories” section of the February issue. This mainstream visibility marks a shift in the representation of Muslim women in American media.
“By reclaiming our narrative, we hope to empower Muslim women, combat negative stereotypes, and influence policies that impact us,” Amani is quoted in the feature.
MuslimGirl is the leading Muslim women’s blog in the United States, covering Muslim women’s voices on contemporary issues in Western society. It became the first Muslim company to ever make the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2016.
Image: Teen Vogue/Coco Capitan