MuslimGirl.com is a Muslim girl’s dream digital magazine in a world of Islamophobia and the continual scaremongering about Islam and its followers.
Launched in the bedroom of then-teenage founder Amani Al-Khatahtbeh in 2009, the site has evolved from a blog into a successful online lifestyle magazine.
It offers a contemporary window into the teachings and principles of Islam (the #Muslimgirlblessed section of the mag has a tagline ‘spirituality on fleek’) and provides a platform for Muslim women to share their diverse views on sensitive and controversial issues.
“Our ultimate goal is to become the first mainstream media network by and for Muslim women,” says Al-Khatahtbeh, whose ‘pass the mic’ speech about diversity in Hollywood recently went viral.
The site is aimed at Muslims and non-Muslims alike and features stories that embody the diverse range of Muslims across the globe. This includes hard news and opinion next to articles on Jesse William’s BET Awards speech and dealing with depression during Ramadan.
“We’re a platform that elevates the voices of Muslim women in Western media,” says Al-Khatahtbeh. “By being an outlet for the thoughts, opinions and views of our unique demographic … we aim to reclaim our narrative. We’re making it impossible for the media to speak about Muslim women without including Muslim women.”
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh is the daughter of a Palestinian refugee and an immigrant from Jordan. “I was raised in a practicing Muslim household,” she says, “and my dad always encouraged me to have a strong voice against cultural and social norms that were meant to suppress girls like me.” In fifth grade she self-taught herself how to code websites and the rest was history.
She has a message for all the Muslims celebrating Eid this year:
“Given the horrible violence afflicting Muslims both domestically and abroad, I hope all Muslims stay safe this Eid and that we all refuse to allow the tragedies enveloping us to dull the spirit or resolve of our community.”
Nosso plano de comunicação é pautado na necessidade de adaptação, e assim o surgimento de uma etno mídia indigenaLog in to follow