Post Tagged with: "hijab"

Muslim Student Association members Sophia Singh, Fatoumata Saho, Rabea Ali, and Isatou Kebbeh helped organize a World Hijab Day event at Manhattan College. (Photo by Aaron Mayorga via The Riverdale Press)

World Hijab Day at a Catholic College

Bronx, Muslim, Women February 9, 2018 at 5:32 pm

A sophomore at Manhattan College introduced World Hijab Day to fellow students and faculty of the Roman Catholic college, reports The Riverdale Press.

Somia Elrowmeim, Adult Education instructor at AAANY and founder of the Union of Arab Women. (Photo by Humera Afridi via Open City)

Empowering Arab Women in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Immigration, Middle Eastern, Muslim, North African, Women September 21, 2017 at 5:23 pm

Two articles in Open City explore the work of the Union of Arab Women, a Bay Ridge women’s collective housed within the Arab American Association of New York offices.

Panel on being American, Female and Muslim at the Brooklyn Historical moiety on July 12. From left to right: Dr. Debbie Almontaser, Amani al-Khatahtbeh, Kaye M., Laila Alawa, Negin Farsad  (Photo by Sumeja Tulic for Voices of NY)

To Be American, Female and Muslim

Featured Posts, Muslim, New York, Women July 14, 2016 at 3:32 pm

At a panel in Brooklyn, five women discussed what it means to be American, female and Muslim.

Sharmin Hossain (Photo via Women's eNews)

‘Ex-Hijabis’ Remove and Reflect

In the News, Muslim, Women June 25, 2014 at 11:09 am

“Ex-hijabis” explain to Women’s eNews how their decision to stop wearing the hijab has changed their views on identity and gender.

Salma Khan, the ambassador of World Hijab Day in New York City, and sister of founder Nezma Khan. (Photo by John Walder via Women's eNews)

World Hijab Day Comes to New York

Muslim, Religion, Women February 7, 2014 at 1:08 pm

In honor of World Hijab Day, Women’s eNews speaks to Muslim New Yorkers, who explain what wearing the hijab means to them.

‘Hijabistas’ Help Muslim Fashion Grow

‘Hijabistas’ Help Muslim Fashion Grow

U.S.-based designers and bloggers, know as hijabistas, hijabis and turbanistas, may be jolting stereotypes, reports Women’s eNews.

Fifteen-year-old Amira Ashfaq immigrated to the United States in 2006. (Photo by Aisha Asif via The Brooklyn Ink)

Pakistani Teen Caught Between Two Cultures

Brooklyn, Culture, Immigration, In the News, Traditions May 22, 2013 at 9:12 pm

Brooklyn Ink unveils the day-to-day struggles of a Pakistani-American teen who finds it challenging to balance the two cultures in her life. She helps her non-English speaking parents navigate life in America and is expected to abide by the family’s conservative traditions.

Ayat Masoud (Photo by Denise Romano via Brooklyn Media Group)

NYPD Members Break New Ground

Crime, Dominican, Education September 21, 2012 at 3:07 pm

El Diario La Prensa and Home Reporter News published two different stories about the same topic — members of the NYPD who are immigrants and breaking new ground. Fausto Pichardo is doing so in Washington Heights and Ayat Masoud in Brooklyn.

Interfaith NYers defend use of headscarf

Interfaith NYers defend use of headscarf

Culture, In the News, New York January 2, 2012 at 8:55 am

Interfaith women at a New York forum have found common ground on the issue of headscarves. Muslims, Christians, and Jews came together to talk about the role that head coverings play in their religions, and why head-dress is a polarizing symbol in countries like France, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Iran.