About The Sisters Project:


From pre-19th century imperialism to Trump’s Muslim ban, colonial representations of Muslim women have circulated in literature and media time and time again. These representations depict Arab women as voiceless, oppressed, demure, and helpless, essentially complete victims of their patriarchal societies. This one-dimensional image is stamped repeatedly on the bodies of every single Muslim woman, all 850 million of them, Arab or not. This “sameness” has had a part in motivating a 42% increase in the number of hate crimes against Muslim women in the past three years and has become the basis for widespread islamophobia.

The Sisters Project counters the idea that Muslim women can be painted with one brush by humanizing and diversifying the narratives of Muslim women. The project asserts that agency and individuality is broadly present in Islam, intrinsically and extrinsically, in the everyday lives of women across the globe. The portraits that make up this project show Canadian Muslim women doing and creating, showing their abilities, and excelling on all levels in their communities. Whether a kinesiology student considering medical school, an ESL teacher who eases immigrants into Canadian life, or the program manager of Ecotrust working tirelessly to preserve the British Columbian rainforest, these women make up the fabric of contemporary Canada. This project subverts labels and false associations, counters voicelessness and lack of agency, and shows women in control of their lives.



2017, The Globe and Mail (Video, Online) Link Here
2017, Toronto Life (Link Here)
2017, Photo Ed Magazine
2017, Zone Stories (Link Here)
2017, Interview on FemRadio
2017, The Ethnic Aisle (Link Here)
2017, Function Magazine
2017, McClungs Magazine
2017, Interview with Ryersonian TV (Link Here)
2017, This is Worldtown (Link Here)
2017, Refinery 29 (Link Here)
2017, Interview on Radio Humber
2017, CP24 (Link Here)
2017, Interview with Al Arabiya News Channel (Link Here)
2017, The Eyeopener (Link Here)
2017, The Ryersonian (Link Here)
2017, Buzzfeed (Link Here)
2017, The Express Tribune (Link Here)