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All these blogs are run by PoC. And where made for PoC or specifically for ppl in their own respective communities but they are also good for other PoC to follow. Some of these are really informative. Please read all the blogs “About” and “FAQs”, go through the tags, etc. before sending messages. If I missed any blogs…then I’ll make another list…
Received a large influx of followers today and wanted to know why. I found out I’ve been recommended as one of many blogs for PoC. Not sure how the OP knew I am a PoC, but I’m quite thrilled to be on a list with many other great tumblrs (some of which I have never heard of before but now am aware of). Check out some of the other tumblrs mentioned above!
This past Friday I attended the Jummah prayer at the Sultan Hassan mosque in Cairo. It was an amazing experience. Women were completely visible. There were no partitions hiding females from view, and they most definitely were not put into a hidden room or separate floor in order to create a more concrete division between the sexes. Women were a part of the primary congregation. We were also welcome to gather at the front of the frontal men’s area after the prayer to hear the imam continue speaking - even able to stand on the minbar to see and hear more clearly! How refreshing is this – women taking advantage of their drives to be involved in public religious settings AND not being restricted based on the stereotyped inability of men being unable to resist staring lewdly!
Women and men entered from the same entrance.
I elaborate more on my experience here.
Many people have already found my feature in Seventeen Magazine, so I am really excited to finally talk about this after hiding it for two months!
As of May 20th, I am the first Hijabi to be featured in Seventeen magazine. I’m really humbled and honored to announced that I’m working with Gucci, Beyonce for her campaign, Chime for Change and Seventeen Magazine to unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for girls and women around the world.
I would like to thank everyone who has constantly shown support, but more importantly thank God for all the opportunities, people and happiness He has bestowed upon me. Without Him, I wouldn’t be where I am today because He was able to help me become a better poet with my second family, my poetry slam team and my wonderful coach who helped me find my voice and believing in me. Thank you to my parents and siblings, as well as my friends for supporting me in everything I do. Thank you to Kevin Coval for Louder Than a Bomb, because if I had never competed, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Alhumdulillah, I really thank God for helping me by letting others see the best in me and hiding my flaws.
The issue is in stores all over the world, on itunes, amazon and kindle. Please make sure to buy a copy to show your support, it would mean so much! If you are unable to buy the magazine, here is a high-res scan of this article. There are videos of my poetry on youtube, you can search by typing in “ainee fatima”
I will be posting a video of my trip and photoshoot in a couple of days, make sure you look out for it. Thank you again to everyone for supporting me in everything I do, I wouldn’t be here without your support.
Mountaineer Samina Baig has become the first Pakistani woman to scale Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain with a peak at 8,848 metres.
Baig completed the climb to the summit at around 7:30am local time with her brother Mirza Ali, who becomes the third and youngest Pakistani male…
Afghan Air Force 2nd Lt. Niloofar Rhmani walks the flightline at Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan prior to her graduation from undergraduate pilot training May 13, 2013. Rhmani made history May 14, 2013 when she became the first female to successfully complete undergraduate pilot training and earn the status of pilot in more than 30 years. She will continue her service as she joins the Kabul Air Wing as a Cessna 208 pilot. (Scott Saldukas) x
You go girl!