Why Capitalizing on Islam Isn’t the Same as Inclusion

Hello brands, it’s me…just your average Muslim girl here, ready to share some advice.  So, you see it, right? The fact that your marketing department starts to go into “Muslim-inclusive overdrive” around a certain time of year? It’s okay; you can be honest, because we can definitely see it too. In recent years, whenever Ramadan…

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Skinny Jeans: The Female Body and Space

The topic of female modesty has been beaten to a pulp in Islamic forums, scholarly circles, and within the confines of our own homes, often in the form of a parental scolding. It’s a sensitive topic for many of us. Our brothers and sisters are often well-intended, but alas, we do not exist in a…