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Muslim Girl Editor Talks Girl Power at Google Zeitgeist

Muslim Girl’s founder and editor-in-chief Amani Al-Khatahtbeh joined YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki and YouTube sensation Lilly Singh at Google Zeitgeist this year to talk internet bullies, sexism and racism online, and changing the world. The conversation they have will motivate you to feel empowered, reach for your dreams and find …

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Four Last-Minute Hijabi Costume Ideas You Already Have in Your Closet

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What the Truck Bombings in Somalia Unveil About the Recovering Nation

Written by Amal Matan In the broken-hearted aftermath of the Mogadishu truck bombings, the Somalian community is reeling. The shocking attacks were committed on a larger scale than anything the nation has faced before. The loss of civilian life is massive: at least 300 individuals have lost their lives, hundreds …

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The #MeToo Movement, Then and Now

Written by Rabea Ali “Me Too” posts are popping up on everyone’s feed this week, a movement that erupted after a tweet from Alyssa Milano in which she invited women to share their stories of rape, sexual assault and harassment. By Monday morning, the movement had exploded and thousands of …

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Watch Sarah Khatami Sing About the ‘Darkness’ of Depression

Sarah Khatami released her debut single, “Darkness,” a haunting and heart wrenching ballad that she wrote about her difficult experience dealing with depression and anxiety. She hopes its release will help others who are coping with the same issues. “Darkness” is the first single from Sarah’s upcoming, self-titled EP, a …

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Ode to the Father (Who is Everywhere)

Written by Ather Zia, a mother, poet, and an anthropologist. She is the founder editor of www.Kashmirlit.org Stop! please stop putting yourself in other men’s shoes [doesn’t behoove a father] look her up and down, size her your eyes talking, saying body is not Godly enough do you want to join the …

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I’m Celebrating Halloween for the First Time as a Muslim

Growing up in a Pakistani household, Halloween was always this confusing “America-only” holiday where we would never answer our front door. But as a child, I always envied the kids who got to dress up and get free candy while my Muslim parents said it didn’t align with Islamic beliefs. It was a …

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At Least 8 Killed in New York City After Truck Plows Into Crowd

At least eight people were killed earlier today as a man in a Home Depot pickup truck purposely drove into a crowd in lower Manhattan. The rented van drove on a bike path on Houston Street near the World Trade Center at around 3:05 p.m. He drove southbound, killing and …

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No. I Won’t Blow You Up.

“No. I won’t blow you up,” is a response I had to give more times than I care to admit. I spent my high school years in a small southern town with small southern town values, some good and some not so good. Many people were super nice, some super …

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