“What Will They Say About You?”

One of the most empowering things a woman can do for another woman is inspire her to come into herself and take charge of her own life; to find her passion and nurture it, regardless of what others may say or think. Having role models in women, especially when it comes to the fashion and…

Mental Health in Muslim Communities

Let’s speak about the unspoken for a moment. Isn’t it ironic how the Quran mentions battling trials and tribulations time and again, but so many of us fail to recognize that these hardships aren’t always transparent? That perhaps, pain exists on a much larger scale than we perceive — that it is not always physical?…

Can You Hear Us Now?

#CanYouHearUsNow: Hashtag surfaces in response to Donald Trump’s comments about Ghazala Khan, mother of a slain Muslim-American soldier, who supposedly wasn’t “allowed” to speak at the DNC. Here is my response.    My fellow Muslim women: according to the oh so authentic words of Donald Trump, women in Islam aren’t allowed to speak. Oh, and apparently, it’s…

An Open Letter to Donald Trump.

From a 17-year-old Muslim American girl exercising her right to speak out: Mr. Trump, Most letters start off with a “dear” followed by the name of the recipient, but I’m afraid in this case, to address you in such a way would imply a sense of respect — something I cannot say I have for…