Known globally as the first hijab-wearing Muslim model for H&M, earning her worldwide attention, Mariah Idrissi has appeared in magazines like Harper's Bazaar and Grazia. She has been featured on CNN, BBC News, ITV, CNN, NBC, as well as the New York Times, The Telegraph and The Daily Mail for driving global conversation around modest fashion. Idrissi has continued to cause a stir in the fashion world, breaking the “Western ideals” of fashion.
#LetNoorShine campaign in 2012, Noor Tagouri has gained international attention as one of the country’s most talked about young adults, and has even appeared on Playboy Magazine's cover as the first Muslim woman in a hijab to do so. " title="3 - Noor Tagouri">
After launching an internationally-recognized social media campaign #LetNoorShine, Noor Tagouri is determined to achieve her dream of becoming the first hijabi anchor on commercial television in the United States. As she breaks down barriers, Noor Tagouri inspires others to do the same so that they can let their own light shine.Since launching the viral #LetNoorShine campaign in 2012, Noor Tagouri has gained international attention as one of the country’s most talked about young adults, and has even appeared on Playboy Magazine's cover as the first Muslim woman in a hijab to do so.
When the Taliban closed all the girls’ schools in Afghanistan, Sakena Yacoobi set up new schools, in secret, educating thousands of women and men. In this fierce, funny talk, she tells the jaw-dropping story of two times when she was threatened to stop teaching — and shares her vision for rebuilding her beloved country.
Professional Arab women juggle more responsibilities than their male counterparts, and they face more cultural rigidity than Western women. What can their success teach us about tenacity, competition, priorities and progress? Tracing her career as an engineer, advocate and mother in Abu Dhabi, Leila Hoteit shares three lessons for thriving in the modern world.
When you look at Muslim scholar Dalia Mogahed, what do you see: a woman of faith? a scholar, a mom, a sister? or an oppressed, brainwashed, potential terrorist? In this personal, powerful talk, Mogahed asks us, in this polarizing time, to fight negative perceptions of her faith in the media — and to choose empathy over prejudice.
Pakistani educator Ziauddin Yousafzai reminds the world of a simple truth that many don't want to hear: Women and men deserve equal opportunities for education, autonomy, an independent identity. He tells stories from his own life and the life of his daughter, Malala, who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 simply for daring to go to school. "Why is my daughter so strong?" Yousafzai asks. "Because I didn't clip her wings."
On February 10, 2015, Suzanne Barakat's brother Deah, her sister-in-law Yusor and Yusor's sister Razan were murdered by their neighbor in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The perpetrator's story, that he killed them over a traffic dispute, went unquestioned by the media and police until Barakat spoke out at a press conference, calling the murders what they really were: hate crimes. As she reflects on how she and her family reclaimed control of their narrative, Barakat calls on us to speak up when we witness hateful bigotry and express our allyship with those who face discrimination.