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

Body horror or righteous horror?

March for the many stories untold

Welcome to sister-hood

Poetry

The Embrace

The sounds of nature surround me Birds tweeting in a myriad of sound The gusts of wind shake the trees with a might I can hear the howling rain as it crashes in sleets against the window panes Nature in…

Continue reading
Opinions

Faux-feminism

A wave of feminism is sweeping across the Middle East and North Africa region. Part of this wave is created by anonymous feminists from their social media accounts. Celebrities are also riding the wave, enjoying being celebrated as feminist activists…

Continue reading
Experiences

Soft powers

Soft powers is an exhibit that builds upon work and themes that I’ve been exploring for the past four years. These include coming of age, nostalgia, and the tensions of growing into adulthood within a diasporic community – relayed specifically…

Continue reading
Poetry

Salaam from my desi house

Full of noise and chatter Smells of cooking Spices and pakora batter When I make the rotis It’s got to be round not square About twelve to make with five of us to share and care Hard work living in…

Continue reading
Opinions

Masking the patriarchy

The false equivalence of masks and veils The unprecedented outbreak of COVID-19 has challenged human attitudes. Our lives are dictated by the new uncertainties; we are developing new habits. We have been pushed into isolation, while wearing masks and maintaining…

Continue reading
Experiences

Roots

I wanted to reconnect with my roots. I was doing a lot of travelling, meeting lots of different people and indulging in a multitude of cultures, cuisines and languages. A few awkward questions about my background that I couldn’t answer…

Continue reading
Inspirations

Dayfa Khatun (d. 1242)

Dayfa Khatun was an Ayyubid princess, daughter of Sultan al-Adil I, who served as Regent of Aleppo during her grandson’s minority. She was a politically able ruler, engaging in the military struggles of the time and developing the city. She…

Continue reading
Poetry

Standstill

I watch the world go by Silently I hear the chime of time Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock No mouse ran up the clock Instead people sat alone in dead space Once together in laughter & harmony But not…

Continue reading
Interviews

Breaking down the wall of prejudice

Interview: Sandy Abdel Rahman Sandy Rahman is a creative entrepreneur and filmmaker. She’s also the founder of Skaped, a social enterprise that encourages young people to engage with their human rights through creative arts workshops and events. We spoke with…

Continue reading
Poetry

Brave and beautiful

She is a brave warriorShe can overcome any barrierShe doesn’t need a knightCause her battles she can fightAny obstacle in her path she can eliminateHer own destiny she can createShe is loved by her friends and kinShe has the light…

Continue reading
Inspirations

Yasmin Ahmad 1958-2009

Life is never just humorous, never just tragic – Yasmin Ahmad Director and scriptwriter Yasmin Ahmad was known for her touching films and television commercials that explored multiculturalism in Malaysia. She also worked as the executive creative director at Leo…

Continue reading