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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

Evleen

Evleen

“What is most important to me is genuine connection, laughter, nourishment, movement and love. We are all here to give and share our divine talents and share our purpose.”

Evleen is a Hatha Yoga Instructor and a Spa Curator at JW Marriott Hotel based in Vancouver, BC. Her favourite things to do are sing, write, dance, and fight for justice. She uses these talents and passions actively in her everyday life.  Her proudest achievements are singing the National Anthem at a BC Lions CFL game, having one of her feature songs posted on Apple Music, and having marched on Hollywood Boulevard with a group of volunteers to pass a motion to allocate billions of dollars for new infrastructure for LA’s vulnerable and homeless. She told me these accomplishments are important to her because it “contributes to the difference I am hoping to make in the world in the time that I am provided, I hope to be a creative inspiration, to utilize [my] resources and talents to [my] fullest capacity.” She told me her biggest challenge in life has been war “because it is destabilizing, torturous, cruel and pushes people and nations apart in its effects of mass suffering. The trauma can take lifetimes to heal without the right tools or environment. It’s a waste of life, energy and time.” When I asked her what’s one thing she knows for sure she told me “that miracles and angels do exist.” Evleen would like to be perceived as a “Mystic, singer/writer/dancer, lover of people, animals, nature Muslim faerie that is living her best life.”

Q&A Feature:

What’s your own favourite quality?

“My favourite quality about myself, is being myself”

Beena

Beena

May

May