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Here’s Why “9-1-1: Lone Star” Needs to Do Better

It’s 2020, and Muslim women can be found representing states at the federal level,  serving as CEOs of major companies, and taking the art world by storm. One would think that such public prominence would improve how Muslim women are perceived and represented. Sadly, that has not been the case. It would seem that certain…

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What Message Does Barbie’s 2020 Launch Send?

What does Barbie’s first launch of 2020 mean? White girl, white girl, white girl, white girl….Black girl tucked away on the corner of a shelf. These were my options when my mom told me I could pick out a Barbie doll when I was a child. Tiny waisted with an impressive chest size. Even at…

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Why Mona Haydar’s New EP Validates an American-Muslim Feminist Like Me

Writer’s Disclaimer: I’m aware of Mona’s recent statements on her Instagram of not wanting to wear a “culturally Arab looking hijab” in order to feel comfortable in certain spaces, and choosing to wear a beanie which allows her to “pass.” Like many of you, I find that problematic for a number of reasons, however this…

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To Be Muslim in America: Young, Educated and Still Misunderstood

I was sitting outside the big corporate building for what seemed like my hundredth interview this year. Agile, discombobulated – I was thinking whether I would be welcomed by another Muslim – who am I kidding – maybe another POC (person/people of color), but as I walked in and rode the elevator up, I was…

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“Mira: Royal Detective” Is the Representation We Need

Growing up, if you’ve ever wanted a character to reflect your Asian-American roots, Disney Jr. is finally making that dream come true! “Mira: Royal Detective” is going to be a mystery-adventure show set in the fictional city of Jalpur, India. It will feature an all-Indian cast, and delve into Indian customs and traditions. Each episode is set…