My girl power tells me that no dream is impossible and I can have anything I want even if the world and society says it’s not for me.
Sukoon helps young girls around the world to improve their physical and mental health, self-esteem, academic achievement, and long-term economic and social standing.
I come from a long line of strong independent women. My grandmother, my mother, my sisters - they have all taught me to never give up a passion.
My religious values have encouraged me to expose modesty in the fashion world. It has made me realize that you can be a fashion blogger but at the same time uphold your values too and dress more modestly.
Being Muslim also means to speak against injustices. And that's exactly how I portray my faith in poetry, I will always show love.
Being Muslim also means to speak against injustices. And that’s exactly how I portray my faith in poetry
Whether it’s in a cubicle, a pulpit, a courtroom, or a runway, Black women have excelled and there’s so much more we can do! It’s thinking of them that makes me want to fearlessly chase my dreams and trail blaze for another young Black woman!
Hannah V. Sawyerr, a proud 19 year old Sierra Leonean-American woman is making her own history as the first woman youth poet laureate of the city of Baltimore
I am growing into a woman that does not seek approval, and it feels wonderful.
Poetry is what helped me find my voice. It is my comfort zone, and as I perform I feel so free. Like some of the weight is lifted off of me
My daughter has been a great source of my inspiration and it is for her sake that I wanted to mold a world where her beauty and her joie de vivre would be welcomed and celebrated.
...but when I began making comics in English and posting them online, I was suddenly very aware that I was Egyptian/Arab/Muslim hyphen woman.
I was suddenly very aware that I was Egyptian/Arab/Muslim hyphen woman. And that was a pretty big aspect of why my comics stood out, some people were surprised I was even ‘allowed to draw.’