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This Video About Self-Love Is All You Need To See Today

Love is in the air or something like that, so everyone is saying. If you don’t have a valentine or galentine, you’re probably safe from the haram police at least. But that’s neither here nor there because this isn’t a post to debate whether or not V-day is haram or not. All joking aside, we…

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Here’s How to Build Your Confidence

“Confidence is the necessary spark before everything that follows.” – Brittany Packnett So, we’re just about half way through November, and you know what thats means. We’re just a short month away from a tsunami of resolutions for the new year. But did you know that over 70% of girls between the ages of 15…

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Poem: Surveillance of Joy

It was never about the camera or the power its lens claimed to transmit.   It was always about our mothers Black and Muslim and alive and how you zoomed out so far away from her.   Convinced she did not exist, you projected your ignorance through the aperture of this lie.   At first,…

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Do Cosmetic Procedures Alter Our Perception of Beauty?

What is beauty? How do we make standards for something that is literally based on a human being’s perception, and differs from everyone else’s? How do we judge “beautiful”? What makes certain features supposedly “not beautiful”? Why are some of our typical attributes viewed as flaws? And why on earth do we care so much…

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Your Worth Is Not Determined by How Often You Create

It took me nearly ten years before I called myself a photographer. Upon my first encounter with photography, I fell in love with it and knew it would play an important role in my life. It restored my sense of awe in the everyday sights I seemed to ignore, and gave me the agency to…

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Unapologetically Beautiful: The Confidence Behind the Veil

“And say to the believing women they should lower their gaze and guard their private parts and do not expose their beauty,” Quran 24:31. Reassurance is something we chase without realizing it: being noticed, handed a compliment, words of affirmation, appreciation – all of these do a lot for us.    Looking into the mirror,…