Islam

Pride and Joy: LGBTQ Muslims and the Power of Online Spaces

 Digital spaces are vital to combat near-constant assaults on our very being.

Worth of the Cool: The Cachet and Co-optation of Black Muslim Style

We run the internet, even if the rest of y’all aren’t aware of it.  Read more »

Airing Authenticity: Does “Ramy” Need to Be Real to Be Fun?

Ramy Youssef chooses not to adhere to a collective narrative, instead homing in on his personal experience.  Read more »

Stuck in the Media Spotlight, LGBTQ Muslims Often Feel Exploited

Queer Muslims have the difficult job of figuring out how to advocate for themselves and their communities. Read more »

Nijla Mu’min Brings a Radical Portrait of Black Muslim Women to the Big Screen

Nijla Mu’min is very aware of her film’s unique place in the white patriarchal world of Hollywood. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Black Actresses Protested at Cannes

They’re done being told they can’t play prestigious parts. Read more »

Be Bolder: “The Bold Type” Glosses Over Race

The show makes its sole Black female character unbelievably neutral. Read more »

No Religion is Uniform: “Home Fire” Offers a New Vision of Women in Islam

Radicalization has more to do with vulnerability and a feeling of powerlessness than a religious tenet. Read more »

The Problem with “Aladdin”

Aladdin is a white fantasy. Read more »

The Trouble With the Model Muslim: Islamophobic Muslims and the War on Terror

Both feminism and the long-running political panic over Muslim women have always been closely intertwined with imperialism, bombings, and border control. Read more »

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