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
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
Things happen... and so did this. Now things make sense.
Hey everyone! Welcome back to another episode of The Veils of America! We had such a great discussion here that we decided to split the episode in half. This is part one of episode five where we rip on each other and tell funny stories about stereotypes we fall into. We played a game that … Continue reading Episode 5 part 1
Happy International Women's Day!
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
Happy Wednesday everyone! It is the middle of the week, Chicago is cold and blistery, the sunsets earlier, and the nights are longer. Pumpkin spice is transitioning to peppermint mocha, and we went from summer-like weather to the "Welcome to Chicago" temperatures really quick. The middle of the week, in such cold temperatures, can add … Continue reading Women Wednesday!
"Prejudice is sinful. All blood flows red. And the most harmful and foolish kind of prejudice is prejudice against yourself. Every woman is your sister, and every woman needs her sisters. So try to give other women the courtesy of your compassion, respect, and forgiveness. Love yourself despite - and because of - your flaws." … Continue reading Women Empowerment