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Cultural Humility: Why We Should End Cultural Competence in the West

In western societies, instead of tapping into practicing cultural humility, the mainstream makes negative assumptions about, and even criminalize, Muslim women who wear burkas and veils. The catch is that with the prevailing norm is that people don’t try to take cultural differences as opportunities for them to learn and grow. Instead, they start to…


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,…