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How Halima Aden’s Hijab Story Inspired My Own Hijab Journey

After two years abroad, I returned with hopes of ease. Day dreams produced glimmers of comfortable conversations lacking in cultural complexities. Like a lifelong friend, I embraced my home again, longing to avoid sideways glances, puzzled looks, and the flagrant whispers which effortlessly follow foreigners as they stumble through life’s daily song and dance. With…

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Dear Haters: Here’s Why You Should Thank Halima Aden and Her Burkini 

“Women should decide what they want to wear,” is an ambitious statement — not because it faces immense backlash from patriarchal thought, but because it often claims victims among feminists who fail to live up to its absolute demand. Halima Aden decided she wanted to model a burkini and Sports Illustrated decided it was completely appropriate…

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Halima Aden Makes History Again

For all Muslim women around the globe, yesterday was a monumental day. Halima Aden yet again made history by being the first model to wear a burkini in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. I don’t know about you, but this excited me a lot. Like many other Muslim girls, I’ve grown up barely seeing myself…

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Halima Aden: What Does It Take to Go from Refugee to International Icon?

On January 26, 2018, the Muslim Law Students Association (MLSA) at Wayne State University (WSU) hosted a program titled, “From Refugee Camp to Runway,” featuring breakthrough model, Halima Aden.   The event was attended by student members of the campus community, eager to learn about how Aden beat all odds on her meteoric rise to…