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 selected from the hundreds included in the International Museum of Women's virtual exhibition, Muslima: Muslim Women's Art & Voices. No matter what part of the world these women hail from, not one of these exceptional leaders is limited by her faith or gender. Instead, each uses her identity to courageously overturn conventional roles and blaze an extraordinary path for herself -- an unthinkable accomplishment that will leave you deeply moved and inspired. (For my picks of change-makers closer to home, check out "10 American Muslim Women You Should Know.")
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