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Cultural Humility: Why We Should End Cultural Competence in the West

In western societies, instead of tapping into practicing cultural humility, the mainstream makes negative assumptions about, and even criminalize, Muslim women who wear burkas and veils. The catch is that with the prevailing norm is that people don’t try to take cultural differences as opportunities for them to learn and grow. Instead, they start to…

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Here’s How My Hijab Pushed Me to Succeed in Medical School

I watched the young woman across from me wrap the soft stretch of fabric around her face. She folded a part of it that hung close to her ears and loosened it slightly, put her fingers slowly under the fabric and experimented with how much room there was. Would a stethoscope ear piece fit through…

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Poem: Not What I Meant

In this poem, the author explores media representations in which women take off their hijab for one reason or the other, often to satisfy Western standards or the male gaze. As the girl on the TV takes off her hijab, I watch in awe,  I thought people would accuse her of breaking the law,  I…

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6 Quick and Easy Hijab Styles

For those who wear the hijab, you know how it easy it can be to wear your hijab the same way day after day. We came across this hijab tutorial by YouTube user Ro’s World, who demonstrated six different and super easy hijab styles that take only about a minute each to achieve. We knew…

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Here’s How to Keep Your Winter Wardrobe Poppin’

The leaves are falling, and crunching under your feet. The weather is cooling down, and pumpkin spice lattes are a thing again. Yes, it’s time for fall, quickly followed by winter, and we have some major inspo for your wardrobe. From oversized coats (no, not Kanye-style) to major boho-chic vibes, this season has so many…

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It’s Lit: Solar Powered Abayas Are a Real Thing

Abayas have come a long way, like seriously. Back in my day (do I sound like my mom yet?!), at my Islamic school, we had to wear these ugly red Harry Potter looking cloak things.  They were heavy, uncomfortable and just plain ugly. Cue the modesty movement.  Now cute brands like Modeste have become somewhat trendy,…

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Sara Zayed: The Perks of Being a Hijabi

At the annual Hijab Fest, the hottest modest clothing is showcased, paired with inspirational and spiritual talks such as that of guest speaker Sara Zayed, who spoke of the Muslim-American hijabi experience. Living in a society where hijab isn’t the norm, often associated with Islamophobic and racist ideas, is no easy task. It is so…

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Hijabi Fashion Essential: Black Maxi Skirt

We all have that one huge essential in our closet, whether it’s a bag, scarf, or dress. Mine is a simple black maxi skirt. I don’t know what I’d do without it — I wear it so many different ways! So I thought, what’s a better way to show you all how I styled it…

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Designer Misha Nonoo’s Tips for Modest Fashion at NYFW

*We couldn’t edit out the background noise, but we hope you enjoy! I was so excited to speak with designer Misha Nonoo of Nonoo NY at New York Fashion Week as she debuted her Fall 2013 collection. At only 25 years old, the young female designer is a fearless entrepreneur and quickly making a name…

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Candy Bars, the Hijab, and Empowerment

“A man asked a Muslim man: Why do your women cover their bodies and their hair? The Muslim man smiled and took two sweets, he opened one and kept the other closed. He threw them both on the dirty floor and then asked: If I asked you to take one of the sweets, which one…