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Jan.06.2014
As we enter the last few weeks of the Muslima: Muslim Women's Art & Voices exhibition by the International Museum of Women, I have found myself reflecting on the hundreds of women included in this groundbreaking exhibition. Each and every one of these women is included...
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Jan.06.2014
As 2013 draws to a close, "Top 10 of the year" lists are predictably ubiquitous. But here's a list I doubt you'll see elsewhere -- 10 Muslim women artists and leaders from around the world who are shaking up the status quo. This handful of incredibly talented visionaries and change-makers are all...
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Dec.02.2013
By now, many of you know that Marvel Comic's next Ms. Marvel will be Kamala Khan, a 16-year-old high school student from Jersey City who happens to be a Muslim. With the award-winning writer, G. Willow Wilson, penning her adventures, I'm confident Kamala Khan will be a welcome change from the usual...
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Dec.02.2013
If you had to write your entire life's story in six words, what would those six words be? Seems impossible, right? I mean, how can anyone sum up an entire life with just six words? As a novelist, I understand this initial gut response: at least 300 pages and 100,000 words are needed to begin the...
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Dec.02.2013
Host Michael Brooks speaks to author, activist and curator, Samina Ali, about the new virtual art exhibition highlighting Muslim Women's Art & Voices by the International Museum of Women. They discuss the range of Muslim women's artistic expression, the relevance of modern Islamic art, why the...
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Oct.22.2013
As the curator for the International Museum of Women’s new global exhibition, Muslima: Muslim Women’s Art & Voices, the one question I find myself repeatedly asking is, “What’s the first image that comes to mind when you think of a Muslim woman?"     The sad reality is that many...
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Sep.23.2013
As we commemorate the 12th anniversary of 9/11, an important but often overlooked question to ask is: What have Muslim women been doing since 9/11 to promote peace and justice? It’s a question few think to ask because—according to our popular stereotypes—Muslim women are either too in thrall to...
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Apr.09.2013
A few weeks ago the Commission on the Status of Women convened to focus on eliminating and preventing all forms of violence against women and girls. The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon stood in solidarity with women globally. Ki-Moon said: "A new movement involving millions of people is taking...
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Feb.16.2013
  Extract / A List of Offences  1 A Bottle of River Water  A whisper went round the little village of Gulab Ganga during the days around Daria’s birth. It said, “Jharna Begum, Daria’s Ammu,  defied God when she refused to give up the thought of having a daughter.” She had her...
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Sep.28.2012
Thank you everyone for your interest in and enthusiasm for our forthcoming and revolutionary exhibition on Muslim Women's Arts & Voices!  Many of you have expressed your interest in participating but are discouraged that because of your age and/or location, you are not eligible to...