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These 14 Shows Are What You Need Watch This Fall

Sweater weather means cozy, stay-home-and-binge-watch-all-the-things weather! Make a warm mug of hot chocolate with all the works, or whatever your favorite winter beverage is, and grab a movie snack because here are 14 of the best shows you need to binge-watch! If you need a laugh, look no further than this list: 1. F.R.I.E.N.D.S. via…

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Ramy on “Ramy”: Leaning Into the Discomfort

This profile piece is part of Ramy’s extended interview for Say Wallah!, the first podcast from the editors of MuslimGirl.com, where we bring our group chat to life! Catch the full new episode featuring Ramy now on Spotify, iTunes, and SoundCloud.  NOTE: Spoilers ahead — you have been warned. “I wanted a show that would be real….

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ICYMI: The #MuslimWomensDay Conversations Surrounding All Things Fashion, Beauty, and Media

As the third annual #MuslimWomensDay campaign came to a conclusion, we came face to face with a tsunami of original content celebrating and elevating Muslim women taking their respective fields by storm. From a barrage of original art, emotional odes, and proclamations of allyship that flooded our timelines and newsfeeds arose narratives that depicted the…

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How Sheila Nortley is Bringing Social Change Through the Film Industry

Sheila Nortley is a British writer and producer who is responsible for creating several internationally award-winning pieces such as Zion, Victim, and the feature film David is Dying. Sheila’s impressive history also includes launching Kingdom Drama School – one of the U.K.’s leading drama schools – at the age of 25, along with Najan Ward and…

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Following Bill 62, Women Fight Back With #HandsOffHerNiqab

What happens when a law is passed which dictates what a woman can and cannot wear in public and infringes a charter-given right? We follow the motto “Sisters before misters.”  Bill 62 isolates and immobilizes Canadian Muslim women who choose to observe the Niqab. The bill will embolden racists, and so-called “patriots,” to use this…

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Here Are Powerhouse Muslim Women Reshaping Our Media Narrative

The Girls’ Room is a MuslimGirl.net online monthly series of Google Hangouts in which we discuss the topics that we all actually want to talk about with badass guests from the Muslim community and beyond. Be sure to subscribe to our emails to hear about upcoming episodes before anyone else. MuslimGirl.net proudly invites you to our International Women’s Month…

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Is This What Religious Icons Would Look Like in 2014? [PHOTOS]

Dina Goldstein’s latest project involves deities, actors, the green-screen and a whole lot of makeup. This Canadian artist set out with a controversial idea in mind: bringing religious characters to life behind the camera. The pop surrealism emphasizes a plethora of color, emotion, and blatant modernism to accentuate the theme Goldstein had in mind: A…

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Body Politics and Israel’s Collectivist Mentality

Ever since three Israeli teens went missing, in early June, Israeli forces have launched an offensive, collective punishment campaign. They have killed, injured and arrested hundreds of Palestinians. One particular occurrence has garnered mass media attention this past week: the death of Palestinian teenager, Muhammed Abu Khdeir, and the beating of his cousin, Tariq Abu…

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An Open Letter to Wall Street Journal from a Palestinian Woman

Bret Stephens penned a column last week in the Wall Street Journal titled, “Where are the Palestinian Mothers?” in which he makes the racist assertion, based on conversations he’s had with three individual women, that all Palestinian mothers raise their children to become “martyrs.” The thing that Stephens must understand about Palestinians’ concept of “martyrdom”…

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Hijab Doesn’t Protect Against Eating Disorders

“I’m on a diet.” How many times have we heard that statement from another woman or even said it ourselves on occasion? This seemingly harmless statement can have serious repercussions in some cases. Eating disorders have become very common over the last decade and Muslim women are not immune. A study at UCLA found that…

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Victims of the Media

The Boston bombings were a dark tragedy, without question. They represented a moral failing that we so often forget is present in the thread of daily life, and three people lost their lives. Although the occurrence was probably the most talked about news item this week, very little attention was given to the victims of…

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Muslims: A Matter of Perception

I just finished reading a string of comments claiming one after another how the “majority ‘Moderate Muslim’ population” is not doing anything to denounce the radical Muslims which means that they are, in actuality, in agreement with their actions.  It all stemmed from a rather pleasant read from the CNN article which was stating that…

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“Language Has Failed Me” by Suheir Hammad

1. Where has my language gone? The poet searches for words to wrap around these times Make them sense Make them pretty Make them useful Words from the past haunt our conversations Empire and Crusade Plans and Centuries All these words cleared understanding before Fall heavy now And weightless into this abyss of bad news…