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The Sisters Project combats negative stereotypes of Muslim women by showcasing the diverse stories of inspirational women across Canada, while also creating a space of inclusion and belonging for all self-identifying Muslim women to embrace and celebrate their unique identities

Created by Alia Youssef

Anum

Anum

“When I first moved from Toronto, an extremely diverse city, to the Prairies, I used to avoid my culture at all cost; food, clothes, activities. It was all so embarrassing to me but now I feel like I’m the spokesperson for Pakistan and its undying culture.”

Anum is 22 and works at The Global Gathering Place, a Saskatoon based settlement agency for immigrants and refugees, and will be pursuing the field of Physiotherapy in the near future. When she is not there, she loves improving her home decor skills and doing photography, especially in Saskatoon’s canola fields. She told me she likes the fields because “of how calming it is; it makes me feel closer to my roots. I’m from a small town/village in Pakistan and this is as close as I can get to home.” Anum’s own favourite quality is that she can easily make people laugh and feel comfortable. When I asked Anum what her proudest achievement was she told me, “my parents immigrated to Canada and left behind their families and their careers just so my siblings and I could obtain a university education, and Alhamdulillah thanks to them and God, three of us siblings have completed our first undergrad degrees, some working towards their second degrees and the little one has just begun hers! Seeing the glow of pride in my parents’ faces was worth all the nights stuDYING in the library.” Anum told me a quote that inspires her life is, “The solutions to today’s problems will lay the foundation for tomorrow’s problems. True happiness occurs when you find problems you enjoy.” 

Isha

Isha

Fatima

Fatima