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

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Mariam Magsi

Born in Karachi, Pakistan and currently based in Toronto, Canada, Mariam Magsi is a multidisciplinary artist and writer with an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design from OCAD University.
Experiences

Jamilah and the Hammam

I flew to Morocco while studying Interdisciplinary Art, Media & Design at OCAD University in Toronto, Canada. Moroccan feminist, Fatima Mernissi, described Morocco as ‘a beautiful place. It’s incredibly beautiful. And also it is a captivating place because for a…

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Exploring Purdah

Purdah is a word derived from the Farsi language. Purdah means to veil, to wear enveloping clothing, or to seclude oneself from others. It also signifies curtains.  Over the course of the last few years, I have been recording diversity…

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Experiences

Purdah

Purdah means to seclude oneself from others, to wear enveloping clothing, to veil; it also means curtains. Burqa, niqab and hijab are all forms of the practice of Purdah. My interest in Purdah was activated after a powerful visual encounter…

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