Kate Ferro for BuzzFeed News. Late at night on Dec. He was privy to her biggest teenage problems — an absentee father, discord with her mother, bullies at school.
She is not, perhaps, Jane Austen. These young women are caught. They have grown up shielded from meeting boys.
My parents, little sister, and I were watching Jarhead for our family movie night. While Jarhead seems like an odd choice for a family movie, it made sense for ours. My dad loves war flicks and I was a year-old girl in love with Jake Gyllenhaal.
I even respect the bold execution—it definitely caught my attention. I do not respect their projection of their ideals onto me, or their implication that I am too weak and oppressed to speak for myself. It is ridiculous how widely accepted it is that Muslim women are oppressed in choosing to cover their bodies. I know how much Western society loves its feminism: I was born and raised into it with a strong, highly educated and respected mother who kicks butt in her field—all while wearing a headdress.
A nyone walking on the streets of Egypt will notice a phenomenon that wasn't so evident only a year ago: the increasing numbers of little girls and by "little", I mean as young as eight years old in some cases wearing headscarves and abayas. While this sight was previously confined to third-class trains and rural areas, it has now become increasingly common in cities and among well-to-do families. In general, the age at which Muslim girls in Egypt begin to wear the scarf has dropped.
I was living in Montreal, Canada in and attending a French class to improve my language skills. I remember the lively and diverse group of students I studied and conversed with. I also remember the hot days of that summer and the challenge of having to wear my headscarf and modest clothing in high temperatures.
Her dream is to sell her own designs, but for now she is working with a supplier to get the latest trends and styles. She cited the Indonesian sisters-in-law who started the hijabi fashion online store Hijabista, and Vivy Yusof of FashionValet as her idols. Kyra believes the modest fashion and halal market in Malaysia and the world is growing, with a lot of opportunities for young Muslim women.
This post originally appeared on Revelist. My father -- battling his usual bout of insomnia -- was up late watching television while I feigned sleep on the love seat. For over an hour, he shuffled through our collection of VHS movies looking for something to watch.
Whenever beauty pageantry is mentioned, what readily comes to mind is an array of semi nude ladies modeling before an enthusiastic crowd to determine who is most beautiful. This reality about beauty pageantry, especially in Ghana, has often resulted in Muslim ladies shunning beauty contests. It is not because they are not endowed with beauty, neither it is lack of confidence.
When was the last time you saw a photo series dedicated to the representation of everyday young Muslim women around London? The London-based collective have chosen authentic, genuine diversity over the usual tokenism that we witness everyday. This creative project goes beyond celebrating the beauty of Muslim women to include the celebration of People of Colour PoC -owned businesses. Through their images, Muslim Sisterhood wants to stamp out gentrification and give PoC businessowners the recognition they deserve.