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



“Muslim women are professionals, mothers, dreamers, thinkers. They're just like any other woman.”

Habiba is a 26 year old ceramic artist and pottery instructor. In the studio is where she can be the most herself, and it is a space that helps her understand herself and her world. Nothing makes her laugh more than watching Ali Wong Baby Cobra on Netflix. Netflix and World of Warcraft are Habiba’s favourite hobbies. When I asked Habiba what her favourite quality is she responded, "Willingness to learn,” and to her what’s most important is, “Self-knowing/discovery. Figuring out who I am and I what I want in life.”

Q&A Feature:

Where is your favourite place to find yourself?

In bed at 10 am with my cat and my partner 

What is most important to you?

Self-knowing/discovery. Figuring out who I am and I what I want in life. 

What is one thing you know for sure? 

That I know nothing for sure. Every year I feel like my opinions change as I learn more. 

Why did you choose the location you did for the photoshoot?

I feel the most comfortable here. It's where I can be most myself and make work that helps me understand myself and my world.