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CALLING ALL FEMALE MUSLIM ARTISTS!

HALCYON IS CURATING A DIGITAL EXHIBITION OF MUSLIM WOMEN’S ART. WE WANT TO SHOWCASE MUSLIM FEMALE ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD IN ONE PLACE – WHAT BETTER WAY TO DO IT THAN ONLINE! THERE ARE SO MANY TALENTED FEMALE MUSLIM ARTISTS ALL OVER THE WORLD YET WE ARE STILL SO UNDERREPRESENTED IN THE ARTS SECTOR.  THIS EXHIBITION WILL BE A CELEBRATION OF OUR TALENTS AND … Continue reading CALLING ALL FEMALE MUSLIM ARTISTS!

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Making a Modest Fashion Brand

by Sonia Azalia, Reluctant to make ‘just another hijab fashion brand’, Raissa Larasati, a 21 year-old fashion business student, decided to make a modest fashion brand for her enterprise project. Along with her group, she created a fashion brand that believes in the value of modesty, upheld by the hijab, and that can and should be promoted to everyone. Raissa’s personal relationship with the hijab … Continue reading Making a Modest Fashion Brand

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Biryani’s Love for Jollof

by Samrah Chand Akhtar I looked into Khalid’s warm, kind calm brown eyes and my heart was pounding as we exchanged our sacred vows during our Nikah, I became overwhelmed with a new found rush of respect, love and excitement, “I accept to marry you, according to the book of Allah, the Quran and the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)”, our promises to one another, … Continue reading Biryani’s Love for Jollof

Steps to Self Love With Zakia

Thank you to all who attended Steps to Self-Love with Zakia! The workshop was beautiful, honest and very much needed. At the start of the event, we discussed what self-love meant to everyone. A major recurring theme was that today’s society often forces us to judge ourselves and compare our journeys to that of others, which can impact the way we view ourselves and can determine … Continue reading Steps to Self Love With Zakia

EVENT: STEPS TO SELF LOVE

A WORKSHOP ON MINDFULNESS, REFLECTION AND HEALING TO SPRING CLEAN YOUR SOUL Join Zakia, founder of Soul and Spirit Clothing, as she leads a wellbeing workshop in a safe space. Bring yourself and join us for discussions on self love and reflection, meditation, and a healing writing session. Book your tickets now: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/steps-to-self-love-with-zakia-tickets-58378772480?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing Inkwell Arts is a creative space for positive mental health. You can … Continue reading EVENT: STEPS TO SELF LOVE

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FAILed by the culture

A sister messaged us to share her story about being a victim of sexual abuse and rape in a Pakistani-Muslim household. This extract explores her story, how she has coped and advice to fellow victims. The writer wishes to remain anonymous.  He forced his hands onto me, one hand crawling up my shirt, the other pushing me down onto my bed. God that force felt … Continue reading FAILed by the culture

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Why can’t I just have sex?

By Sainabou Hydara  Anyone who spends more than two minutes engaging with Muslim Twitter is more than well aware that the main topic of conversation at any given times is relationships. Most often than not the general conversation is revolving marriage, how to find a husband and or/ how to operate within said marriage…of course throw in a couple of hypothetical scenarios about being slapped … Continue reading Why can’t I just have sex?