How to Create a Study Guide that Works for You

By Deena Farrukh With finals a month away from us college students, high school students & middle school students alike, I thought it would be appropriate to write about what we all seem to struggle with the most: stuDYING. Personally, if you want to become successful in school, you have to have a study plan. It…

No Damsel in Distress Here: Taking Action in Trump America

Not even 24 hours after Trump winning U.S. elections, the level of open racism, reports of sexual assault and violence towards disenfranchised and minority groups escalated to a disgraceful level for 2016 standards. If you’re still in shock, grieving, or angry over these results. It’s OK. Let yourself heal. But after that, be a boss. Empower…

Textures This Fall

Style a textured look this fall with some of the pieces we’ve curated for you! The Beige Black Side Split Cardi exudes a fresh look with minimal effort. For a Neutral look:  Black loose-fit or skinny jeans Black top Flat D’Orsay Shoes like these from Zara Drawstring Bucket Bag from Zara Ahfif White Edge Cotton Scarf…

Combatting Sexual Violence

(featured image taken from www.georgiahanias.com) By Raeesa Ashique, Blog Contributor  The summer before I moved for university, my parents warned me repeatedly about walking home after dark, and told me to never walk alone. Now, let’s be honest: if I wanted to act on this advice, I’d have to skip class to get home before dark….

How to Love Your Body

By Raeesa Ashique, Blog Contributor  I follow several female trainers on social media because they provide inspiration and motivation in terms of how and why I go to the gym, and I read just about every training-related article on my newsfeed simply because one of these trainers posted it. Also, I love fangirling over successful…

Let’s Pop Some Tags

Thrift store: Blue Polka Dot Blazer-$5 Thrift store: Black Undershirt-$3 Hollister Jeans-$25 Windsor: Cream Heels-$20 By Ola Abuelhassan (from olaabu.com), Blog Contributor  I’ll try to refrain from making anymore references from Macklemore’s Thrift Shop throughout this post, you’re welcome. I sat here for a good five minutes trying to remember when the first time I…

Diary of a Muslim Gym Junkie

By Raeesa Ashique, Blog Contributor  My gym life has always had many ups and downs. Exams in April interfered with my regular routine, May was more off than on, and then Ramadan came. Fasting with a full-time job meant my free time was spent sleeping or catching up on Quran reading, and I justified continuing…

Using Women’s Bodies as a Battleground

Photo taken from The New York Times Thoughts on the Burkini Ban By Aishah Waheed, Blog Contributor  With the recent news surrounding the burkini ban it is easy to forget our true values of religion and what our main focus should be on. We are always being suffocated with physical-appearance-obsessed news on a daily-basis. Whether it…

I Took a Social Media Break

By Waffa Abu-Hajar, Blog Coordinator It was my last year in high school and I finally had the space in my schedule to take the subjects I always loved the most: Photography and English. Although high school until then was kind of boring, senior year for me was a time in which I began realizing…

One for the Brothers: Part II

By Sumayya Tobah, Editor You thought I was done with the brothers, didn’t you? Please, they’re not getting off that easily. In my last post, I was feeling extremely sentimental. Don’t get me wrong, I love my brothers. But our community is far from flawless. And unfortunately, misogyny runs rampant in Muslim communities around the…

One for the Brothers

By Sumayya Tobah, Editor I can’t help but think I’ve been a little unfair. The purpose of the BossMuslimah blog is to empower young Muslim women by writing about things we have in common, and creating a space for dialogue, inclusion and ultimately, growth. In our opening post, we discussed how important it was to celebrate…

How to be a Grown Woman

By Sumayya Tobah, Editor I’ll admit, I’ve had a lifelong obsession with Peter Pan. The idea that I could be pulled away from my everyday life and whisked away to an island where I’ll never grow up or worry about grown up things fascinated me longer than I’d care to admit. But growing up happens to…