Day: March 8, 2021

Her-story and Her: An International Women's Day Poem by Assia Hamdi
The Feature

Her-story and Her: An International Women’s Day Poem

What a way to
Drown out the her-stories of History.

How they
Deemed her legacies unworthy,

Then they
Severed the lineages of our identity.

And they
Removed our communities agency.

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What I've Learned from Documenting the Joys of Muslim Women
The Mindset

What I’ve Learned from Documenting the Joys of Muslim Women

As I got more and more responses that detailed joy in ibadah, in our hijab, in serving our family and friends, in helping, in giving back; and very few responses about joy for the sake of it or finding the same emotions in things that revolved about us, were about us; I do wonder. Are we truly this altruistic and giving, or have we been taught that our worth was in the value we bring, so much so that we can barely find joy in ourselves, for ourselves, and just because? Do we really not feel joy outside of these roles or are we just scared of owning that, possibly of being judged as not Muslim enough?

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