France has “misunderstood” burkini, Australian designer says

Designer Aheda Zanetti says the burkini is meant to open choices for women who want to dress modestly or want more coverage from the sun.
Aug 25, 2016
Student activists observing the first Islamophobia Awareness Day in 2015 near Victor Steinbrueck Park. (Photo by Ayan Jama)

Global Islamophobia Awareness Day centers Muslim youth experience

In its second year, Seattle-born Islamophobia Awareness Day goes global, calling for better understanding of the Muslim experience and its youth.
May 12, 2016

#GreaterSeattle: What the hijab really means

UW student Miriam Zeghmi says wearing hijab is an empowering choice that she uses to define how people see her.
Mar 21, 2016
Hijabis cross the street during Car Free Day in Bandung, Indonesia. (Photo from Flickr by Ikhlasul Amal)

8 surprising secrets about wearing hijab

It's World Hijab Day so it's a great opportunity to take a lighthearted look at some daily struggles and benefits that come with wearing a headscarf.
Feb 1, 2016

Rediscovering her Muslim faith after climbing the corporate ladder

Aneelah Afzali hasn't always been so involved with the faith in which she was raised, but she rediscovered and recommitted to Islam as an adult.
May 26, 2015

Hijab Day celebrants invite non-Muslims to walk a mile in their headscarves

How are women who wear headscarves treated in Seattle? The best way to find out is to try it for yourself.
Feb 4, 2014
Meva Beganovic,who started wearing hijab after moving to Seattle from Eastern Washington, prepares to pray at the Muslim prayer room in the UW HUB. (Photo by Annie Wilson)

Scarfless in Seattle: Young Muslim women negotiate hijab

Fearing judgment and discrimination, some Muslim women are giving up wearing headscarves in Seattle, while others are putting them on for the first time.
Dec 4, 2013

As Saudi women make history, local Olympian recalls struggles of US female athletes

For the first time in Olympic history, women are sporting Saudi Arabia’s flag at the Olympic games. Just two weeks before the start of the games, this Middle Eastern country known for the restrictions it places on women announced that it would send two female athletes to the Olympics. Neither athlete has been favored to win […]
Aug 8, 2012