“Shero”: First Hijab-Wearing Barbie

In our world today, the hijab is a controversial topic. Many Americans argue that it is oppressive and unpatriotic, while others see it as a reflection of tradition, heritage, and religion. Despite negative opinions, Mattel has decided to make the Barbie family a little more diverse. In 2018, Mattel will be debuting its first hijab-wearing … Continue reading

Minor Stereotypes, Major Impacts

Stereotypes often surround and infringe upon life as a Muslim-American.  My muslim community constantly has to hear countless people telling us how to live our religion based upon false stereotypes. My mother, who wears hijab, has particularly had to deal with such prejudice from people whispering about how muslim women are forced to wear hijabs … Continue reading

A Plea To End Our Societal Look Policy

In 2008, at the age of 17, Samantha Elauf interviewed for a job at an Abercrombie Kids store in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Elauf was applying for the position of sales model.  Applicants are scored during their interview on their “appearance and sense of style”, whether they are “sophisticated and aspiring”, and if they are “outgoing and … Continue reading