sister-hood is an award-winning digital magazine spotlighting the diverse voices of women of Muslim heritage.

Author

Asmaa Mabrouk

Asmaa is a history nerd, politics nerd, and has a soft spot for all things Harry Potter. She is a feminist, a muslim, an Egyptian-Canadian and an advocate of Muslim reform.
Experiences

One of those girls

I am problematic. I never intended for it to be this way, it’s just who I am; and sometimes I wish I wasn’t. I come from a relatively liberal Egyptian-Canadian Muslim household. The keyword being relative: in comparison to other…

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Experiences

Where do I belong?

I am Egyptian, born but not bred. It’s in my blood, in my complexion, in the brownness of my eyes, in the kink of my hair. It’s in the obvious foreignness of my last name, in the lilt of accent…

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Opinions

Saying ’Not All Muslims’ is not enough

For as long as I can remember, every time ISIS, Al-Qaeda or any other Islamic terrorist group entered the conversation, I have felt the urge to immediately say “yeah, but those people don’t really represent Islam!”. This was a reflex….

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Opinions

Missing Muslims and the media

At I was 12 years old, I had already been living in Canada for six years already. My Egyptian, drama-loving mom was starved for some of the over-the-top, crazy antics of Arab TVOnce she was finally able to get an…

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