Fashion

Hijab Barbie

Hijab Barbie

Hijab Barbie

Hey Hijabis!.... We now have our own Hijab Barbie. Lucky us. We can encourage our young girls to wear lots of makeup and to strive to attain a busty and skinny body, and to wear form fitting clothes. The Hijab Barbie is a popular girl, her Instagram account, dubbed “Instagram’s latest style star” has 40,000 followers.

As a hijab-loving, modern Muslim woman, I feel somewhat dismayed. While it’s great that Muslim girls have a hijabi doll to play with, what values are we instilling in them to have that doll wear makeup and tight clothing that defines their...


Body image and the Media

Body image and the Media

The media in its various forms has a significant influence on our lives. That influence is not just limited to TV commercials and magazine ads. From our favorite shows and movies, from billboards that catch our eye on the way to school or work, to all the visual stimuli that we perceive, consciously and unconsciously- we learn how to dress, how to look, and what we think we need in order to be happy. It’s fun to see what trends and fashions today’s stylish starlets and models are wearing, however the constant barrage of images intimating what the ideal appearance...