Instagram bloggers often give away prizes to help spread their platforms and earn some cash for their blogging. We see prizes given away such as free bikes, services to gain clientele, beauty products and more. While these are common to see on your Instagram feed, there is a team of bloggers currently giving away $1,000 … Continue reading Instagram bloggers unite against COVID-19 in $1,000 giveaway
Isn’t it beautiful how we all develop through different stages? It’s beautiful how as adolescence we are learning how to discover the person we are deep down Discovering one's true self is like a two way mirror A mirror functions in two ways One way is it shows us the reflection on our physical attributes … Continue reading Two Way Mirror
HAPPY EPISODE 5 PART 2 DAY! We have a talk with each other about what racism is, if it is forgivable and situations that may possibly be forgiven. I don't want to say too much here, check out the episode below! As always, YouTube and Spotify. Comment what you think, can you forgive a racist? … Continue reading Can you forgive a racist?
Happy Friday everyone! It is finally time for the weekend and you know what that means...Well... you do, I don't. Aside from life being extremely chaotic lately, I visited the new American Medina exhibit at the Chicago History Museum this week. I must say, I went into this exhibit not knowing what to expect. As … Continue reading REVIEW: Chicago History Museum highlights Muslim voices in American Medina
To the girls in my village whose clothes I made fun of, to the teachers I silently cursed for not giving their English speaking students extra attention, to my father who made me hate him, to my mother who cries alone, and to Falasteen that I helped destroy: Will this piece of literature redeem me? … Continue reading Redemption: Thoughts of a Non-Palestinian Palestinian
Things happen... and so did this. Now things make sense.
Happy International Women's Day!
Had thevery creative Emily J. CEO of OVERDRESSED Chicago talk about her journey to creating her very own clothing-brand, and becoming the woman she is today.
She Speaks Diversity meets This Muslim Girl Podcast for a conjoined podcast episode!
Happy Friday everyone! Two weeks into the new year and hopefully everyone is enjoying it so far! For the feature today, we have someone that I have admired for years. I was honored when she agreed to be a guest, this week we have the incredible Nevien Shabbneh! Nevien graduated with a bachelors degree in … Continue reading Author Nevien Shabbneh
Kanwal Memon, a fashion enthusiast, multi-media art curator, poet, and future author. She uses fashion as a way to express her individuality while still curating a platform to inspire young Muslim women to express their bodies and features the same way. Her poems speak about relationships, heartbreak, and agony while following the journey of being … Continue reading Kanwal Memon
talked with The Reminders very own, Aja Black via Skype about her career and what it means to be a diverse woman.
America's first ever hijab wearing Television anchor tells us about her journey to becoming the woman she is today.
Happy Friday! Welcome back to She Speaks Diversity! This is the third Friday of the month, A.K.A: Q & A day! Boy do we have a great Q&A for you this month! For December's Q&A, I asked my Instagram followers what they thought of possibly doing a mother and daughter segment, and the results were … Continue reading QUESTION AND ANSWER MOM AND DAUGHTER ADDITION
This weeks podcast is a very real discussion with fast rising poet/ spoken word artist, Yara Daoud. Yara is a 23 year old Palestinan-American that advocates to make a change through her voice. Daoud's work focuses on Palestinian liberation, as well as anti-blackness. The young Devry alum hopes to connect voices and joined struggles through … Continue reading Yara the poet
I had the absolute pleasure of being able to sit and talk to Zainab Merchant via phone call for this weeks podcast. Zainab is a Muslim journalist, studying at Harvard. She is also an author, mother of three, and the creator of Chipakly which is a media outlet that showcases justice and creativity. You may recognize … Continue reading Zainab Merchant
Sat down with Bonnie to talk about her hard battle with breast cancer.
Dwindling in the bitter winter tide, recollections of the past commence Rekindling utterances of my mother tongue on my mother's tongue She whispers to me, in sweet tempered tones, "Al-nisyan shekil min ashkal ilhuria ya binti" "Forgetting is a form of freedom my daughter" I cannot consign to oblivion White noise accompanies the murkiness in … Continue reading Recollections
Another podcast episode is out NOW! For this week, we talked with singer/songwriter Roya from Saudi Arabia to tell us about her upcoming EP that is to be released this summer. The singer tells us about her musical inspirations, influences and more. We talk about the music scene in Saudi and Roya also sings us … Continue reading Roya sings us a tune
They expect us to bow down, stay quietStay still, remain calmHow?How do they want us to sit and watch our lives flash before our eyes?How do they want us to listen to the screams of innocent souls dying away?How come there is no acknowledgement to our people when we are the ones who suffer?How can … Continue reading Silence is not my cause
While this Ramadan is a bit different, Reem Sayes, the founder of Days of Eid comes on the show to tell us all about how this is the Ramadan everyone is going to remember. The entrepreneur tells us about the 2016 start up of Days of Eid, the inspiration behind many of her products, and … Continue reading Ramadan 2020 with Days of Eid
After taking a few months off from the show and website, The Veils of America is back and ready to crank out episodes for you to enjoy again! In this episode, we discuss what has gone on in our lives over the past few months, Coronavirus, life announcements and more. Check us out on Instagram … Continue reading We’re Back, Let’s Catch Up!
As students line up to enter Genius Kiddos tutoring center in Palos Hills on the south side of Chicago, they are greeted by teachers with a "Salam Alakkum." One by one they walk up the stairs to the second floor of the building to line up for Duhur prayer and head to class. Genius Kiddos … Continue reading Genius Kiddos is a place for all to feel welcomed and build a community of hope
120. Step off. Step back on. 119.8. Yes, I finally got under it. I look up at myself in the mirror, smiling at myself in celebration. I finally achieved big goal numero uno. Fifteen down, and ten to go before big goal numero dos. I shove the teller-of-truths (my scale) back underneath my bed and … Continue reading Until Zero