How These Muslim Women are Breaking Down Barriers
Once a year, there comes a very special day that is highly underrepresented: Muslim Women’s Day. It’s a day that most people don’t know about, but frankly, it’s about damn time for us to start paying attention so these women can get the recognition they deserve. Therefore, in honor of this day dedicated to Muslim Women everywhere, we present three powerful Muslim Women who are breaking stereotypes in the most innovative ways:
Did someone say style icon? Nailah Lymus shows us that you don’t have to adhere to Western beauty ideals to be a successful model in the United States. She not only designs the clothes she models in, but she is also the CEO of Underwraps Model Agency, which is an agency that focuses on the kind of modesty that’s so important to Lymus and her faith. Lymus herself is proof that modesty is definitely still in style.
This powerful woman broke gender stereotypes by providing a perspective on Muslim women that isn’t shown in mainstream media. Her recent artwork titled Hijabis truly gives a deeper look as to what is underneath the Hijab and Niqab, fighting the stigma labels all Muslim Women as submissive or docile. In her artwork, you see people under each hijab representing different personality types such as calm, goofy, sassy, stylish, etc. It’s easy to see through her art that Muslim women do not all fall under one category, and we cannot deny that Ms. Dixon’s artwork is truly inspired.
G. Willow Wilson
Ever heard of a something called Marvel Comics? Yeah, they published comics about a superhero. The best part? This fictional superhero is a Muslim-American female named Ms. Marvel. Can we think of anything more empowering for young Muslim girls than a superhero role model that gives more representation to the Muslim American population? G. Willow Wilson offered society this empowering figure to show that Muslim women are in fact powerful, and we can’t wait to see more.