Meet OOMK (One Of My Kind magazine), the collective championing Muslim women in the zine world, based in London, where faith, art, and identity are being explored.
Playing instruments was banned during Taliban rule in Afghanistan, and many conservative Muslims still frown on most forms of music today. That is why this all-female orchestra in Afghanistan plays music to fight the Taliban.
CNN Money interviews Laila Alawa, who runs a website called The Tempest, to give a voice to the cultures of those from underrepresented backgrounds. The site has more than 250 contributors around the world — 40% of whom are Muslim. It also has a podcast, The Expose.
Razan Elbaba of Vienna, Virginia, created artwork to express feelings about wearing the hijab, or Muslim head scarf. Sometimes she used “googly” eyes to represent the stares that Muslim women and girls often receive.
“Shorgul” is a political drama in which an innocent friendship between a Hindu boy and a Muslim girl takes a communal twist when the boy is killed. Actor Jimmy Shergill, who will next be seen in Shorgul, says that the Jitendra Tiwari and Prashant V. Singh directorial should create conversation among young people.