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These Muslim Women of Colour are Swaggin’ Their Hijabs

Video Page: These Muslim Women of Colour are Swaggin’ Their Hijabs

The skewed portrayal that dominates narratives about Muslim women in mainstream international media continues to sustain an atmosphere of misinformation, where donning a hijab leads society to promptly place you in a box labelled ‘Oppressed’. Taking matters into their own hands are these two certainly not silent U.S.-based Muslim women who’re doing what they can – with hijab firmly in place – to undo the dangerous stereotyping that mires the image of Muslim women of colour.
Nepal Marriage

Rootless

By birth a woman belongs to her father’s clan, and then she gets given to her husband’s. We forget who our mothers and grandmothers are. Their blood does not flow in our lineage
Abuse in Marriage, women waiting

Yellow Light

Invitation cards had been printed. Her parents wanted to get the best of everything for her. She knew that all this generosity came more out of them trying to put up appearances than out of their love for her. Instead of trying to make sense of it all, or to reason with them, she was told to just enjoy this special life event. Once the whole family had arrived, all of her father’s financial worries and her mother’s emotional ones got drowned in the festivities that took place each night. The bright strings of lights flickered all around the house, announcing the upcoming marriage to the world.
Black and white photo of actress Radhika Apte, wearing her hair in a bun. Superimposed on her head are several small images of her. On one side of the picture in front of a white background is written in black, "#FindYourBeautiful"

Video Page: Find Your Beautiful

While the video’s message of women finding self-worth through beauty can be construed as sexist (our worth can’t be reduced to mere beauty and looks), and it also has the token ‘fat’ woman that one can criticise it for, one also can’t deny that the loving and acceptance of one’s body remains a universal, daily struggle of probably every woman the world over.
In Plainspeak English Audit In Plainspeak English Audit 100% 10 A Hindu bride placing a ring on the groom's finger. Screen reader support enabled. A Hindu bride placing a ring on the groom's finger.

The Confidence of a Married Woman

I envy confident women. It could be the way a woman speaks her mind, the way she dresses, or just her self-assured body language in a room full of people that blows me away. In my view, there is a confidence that comes naturally, and one that strengthens with one’s upbringing. I seem to lack…
A fogged glass window with the word 'Delhi' outlined in it

Sex, the City and Hypocrisy

India is home to a whopping 17.5% of the total world population. Half of this population is its women. No, correction, less than half, courtesy the disproportionate sex ratio. There are many factors that bring so many different people together but it is shameful that of all these things, it is hypocrisy and generalised misogyny that…
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