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Why the Muslim Community Needs to Teach Our Youth About Sexual Health

As an 18-year-old Nigerian Muslimah, I have a pretty different upbringing from others. I was raised purely in a halal way. That includes attending a Muslim school and attending sister circles every Friday where various issues concerning Muslim women are presented. Conversations range from marriage, being a virtuous woman, to dressing modestly, and other topics. Still, we never discussed…


The Sexual (Mis)Education of a Muslim Girl

One of my earliest memories was of mama pulling me behind a curtain so that I could change my soiled tights. I was very young and bewildered as to why I couldn’t just make the clothing swap in the living room so I wouldn’t miss out on the Pokemon episode I was watching with my…