Entertainment

Five Coming of Age Stories by Muslim Women

It’s World Book Day today! And for all you Supersister booklovers 💖we’ve compiled a list of awesome Muslim female authors that you need to put on your ‘to reads’ ASAP! 📚📚📚 Muslim women come in all colours, cultures and communities, so this list is as diverse as the women behind their makings. At Supersisters we

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Top 12 Supergirl Muslimahs Throughout History

Today is International Women’s Day! Each year on the 8th March, the world celebrates the global movement for women’s rights. This year’s campaign theme is #PressforProgress, and as SuperSisters, we pledge alongside millions to continue to press forward and champion our rights as women and girls! 👧💪   Although we’ve still got a long way

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SuperSisters Interview

Interview with Hijabi Monologues founder Sahar Ullar

 Back in September, the Hijabi Monogloues, a US-born show involving a series of performers sharing their minority experiences as hijabis, came to London’s Bush Theatre. The show was a sell out success and we were fortunate enough to speak to Sahar Ullar (twitter.com/saharishtiaque), who helped to co-found the show ten years ago, and currently works

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Fashion

London Modest Fashion Festival – Our ‘Couture’ Experience

On Saturday 21st October 2017 London hosted the first “Modest Fashion Festival” and we were gifted complimentary tickets and posted live videos throughout the night on our Instagram. The Modest Fashion Festival, is planning to host “multiple events on an international scale across Europe, the Middle East and Asia over the next 18 months” beginning with the

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#GirlPower

‘Women in the Dark’- Shameelah Khan’s Documentary

Shameelah Khan, a South African Muslim filmmaker, produced a very personal documentary starring herself, her mother and her grandmother discussing the taboo subjects of sexuality and relationships, including touching on marriage within Islam. Khan’s journey of self-discovery involves unpacking her mother and grandmother’s often opposing views, and their very different relationships with their husbands. Watch

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News

Quebec’s Niqab Ban and What It Means for the Women Who Wear It

Earlier in October, the Canadian province of Quebec passed a law, Bill 62, banning public workers and citizens riding public transport or recieving government services from wearing the niqab. It was the first law of this type to be passed in North America. Our favourite niqabi, Niqabae Chronicles, recently shared a video discussing her thoughts

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News

Putting Terrorism Into Context: We Will Not Let Terrorists Win

Yesterday we were saddened to hear the news that eight people were killed in New York by Sayfullo Saipov, a Uzbek who immigrated to the USA in 2010. Every time a criminal turns out to be Muslim, the distress it causes our communities ends up being shadowed by the fear of the general public. We

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Tough Stuff

Female Genital Mutilation – My experience & the Stigmas in Somaliland

On a recent trip I visited Somaliland. It’s defined as the ‘self-declared state’ and autonomous region of Somalia and to many people it’s not a country but just a “made up” location, where the capital city, Hargeisa, is home to over 3.5 million people. I travelled throughout Somaliland from the capital to the nearby towns and

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Entertainment

Black History Month – 3 Exhibitions To See Before The End Of The Month

I spent a whole day visiting some galleries and exhibitions around London; all three were based around the theme of Black History and African Art. I took lots of photos of the exhibitions I visited so check them out. The first and second galleries were located in West London & the last in North West

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News

My Week as a Muslim review: Brown face, Britishness and White Commentary on Minority Experiences

Earlier today we watched Channel 4’s “My Week as a Muslim”, which has understandably been a hot topic over the last 24 hours, mostly due to the producers deciding it was acceptable and necessary to dress Katie, who is a white British non-Muslim nurse from a predominantly white town, in brown face in order to

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