A couple of weeks ago I was having a haircut in a Twin Cities hair salon. The staff was nice enough to accommodate my special need for a private place and a no-man zone during the time I have my haircut while my hijab is off. The salon has a higher, more private platform level in which I can have my haircut. It was slightly busier than usual. I sat down and removed my head covering, placing it in my bag, then chatted away with my hairdresser. As we started working on a hairst
Amazing things have been unfolding recently. I published an article I wrote on a recent experience that happened to me in my hair salon, on a private group called Pantsuit Nation. The article got more than 110,000 likes and around 7000 comments. Today I was interviewed by Kare 11 on this with Jana Shoral, we had amazing time chatting. Please share and spread the word. It’ll be featured at 6:30PM CT on Kare 11, Breaking the news show. Here’s the link!
Today was my TEDx Edina talk. There is something to be shared about the Lebanese approach to multi-religious co-existance, that could help eliminate prejudice against Muslims here in America. In my talk, I highlighted what I beleive are solutions in that direction for us here at home in the US. I am so thankful for this great opportunity sharing my “Lebanese approach to help eliminate prejudice against Muslims here in the US”. Thank you God for the boundless blessings and for
How the same decision that claims to liberate women actually oppresses them! In 2004 I was in France reporting on the Cannes Advertising Festival on behalf of ArabAd Magazine, not only as an Arab, but also as a Muslim woman and a veiled one. For a whole week I was following up on the Arab delegation, arranging interviews with winners and even scoring with the festival’s highest rank and advertising celebrities. I was very proud of myself and thought I deserved a day off befor