Muslim women

Incoming Congress

To Swear In, Ilhan Omar Lands in Airport Where She First Arrived as a Refugee

Incoming Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar flew into the DC airport on her way to take her oath of office first Somali-American refugee elected to Congress.
Marie Solis
1.3.19
Incoming Congress

The Rules of Congress Are Changing With Its Members

As Congress becomes more diverse, many of its longstanding rules—like a ban on religious headwear—are starting to change.
Marie Solis
11.20.18
Midterm Elections

After Far-Right Attacks, Muslim Candidate Commits to Fighting 'Politics of Fear'

Ilhan Omar fended off attacks from far-right activist Laura Loomer the weekend before her primary in Minnesota's 5th congressional district.
Marie Solis
8.14.18
Midterm Elections

Rashida Tlaib Will Likely Be the First Muslim Congresswoman

After winning her primary in Michigan, progressive candidate Rashida Tlaib got one step closer to becoming the first Muslim and first Palestinian-American woman to serve in Congress
Marie Solis
8.8.18
Midterm Elections

4 Women in Tuesday's Primaries Who Could Go On to Make Congress History

Primaries in Missouri, Kansas, and Michigan could send the first Muslim woman, first Black woman, and first Indigenous woman to Congress in November.
Marie Solis
8.3.18
Muslim Women's Day

Muslim Artists Create Illustrated Tributes to their Muslim Heroines

To celebrate Muslim Women's Day, we asked Muslim artists from around the world to illustrate and reflect on a Muslim woman who inspires them.
Leila Ettachfini
3.27.18
Islamophobia

Woman Says She Was Fined a 'Cleaning Fee' for Swimming in Burkini

The owner of a pool at a private residence in Southern France reportedly charged a woman 490 euros as a cleaning fee for wearing her burkini in the pool.
Kimberly Lawson
8.4.17
Islamophobia

Two Hijabi Girls on How the Headscarf Ban Is Disrupting Their Lives

Since 2004, Muslim girls in France have been prohibited from wearing their headscarves to school. We spoke to two hijabi French girls about how this affects their lives both inside and outside the classroom.
Leila Ettachfini
6.29.17
politics

The Black Muslim Activist Tearing Down the Boundaries Around Womanhood

Blair Imani gained national attention when she was arrested in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at a protest. As the executive director of her own activist organization, she fights every day for feminine people, whether they are trans or cis women, non-binary...
Diana Tourjée
1.26.17
Sex

Turkey's President Claims Muslim Women Should Reject Birth Control

Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan says Muslims shouldn't use contraception, full stop. A feminist activist explains how the situation in Turkey is the worst it's ever been for women.
Sirin Kale
5.31.16
Culture

Reclaiming What It Means to Be Muslim, One Open Mic at a Time

Since December 2014, the Muslim Writers Collective has organized events around the United States where Muslims from all backgrounds can gather to talk about everything from Islamophobia to online dating.
Aviva Stahl
2.22.16
Religion

How Islamophobia Hurts Muslim Women the Most

Violence against Muslims has skyrocketed in recent years, and especially since the Paris terror attacks. For an increasing number of hijab-wearing women, misogyny is combining with Islamophobia to especially toxic effect.
Sirin Kale
1.7.16