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

Author

Leyla Hussein

Leyla Hussein a trained psychotherapist and a multi-award winning campaigner on FGM and gender rights, including the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Campaigner Women of the Year Award 2010. In 2011 she won the Emma Humphreys Award, and the Lin Groves Special Award for her work in raising awareness of violence against women and children.
Experiences

Born dirty, ugly and guilty

Battling with depression  On the surface I looked like any other Londoner, sitting on a busy underground train; but on this particular day, I guess you would say I put little bit more effort into my appearance. I had woken…

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Opinions

London pride: hope after despair

Is it just me, or do you also feel the world is spun into a new and darker orbit? I feel we are being psychologically tortured. I am currently suffering from extremely high anxiety. I’m scared to listen or read…

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Opinions

Muslim girls have great sex. Get over it.

‘I’m Muslim and I love to fuck’ I heard writer Mona Eltahawy make this statement in Oslo, at the World Woman festival organised by Deeyah Khan. Many Muslim women, including myself, cheered Mona’s statement. Muslim women are painted as sexually…

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