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The Sisters Project is a multimedia project that aims to humanize, diversify, and showcase the individual narratives of Muslim women. 

Created by Alia Youssef

Jasmin

Jasmin

“One thing that’s interesting about Muslims and questions of representation is… a lot of muslims now try to go out of their way to be seen as not the terrorist, not the stereotype, and I just don’t want to have to do any of that. I don’t want to perform being the ‘good muslim’, I just want to be able to be who I am.”

Jasmin is a 53 year old professor at Wilfred Laurier University. She did her masters and PHD at the Ontario Institute of Education in anti-racist education, post-colonialism, with her focus being Muslims and education. Jasmin loves going to vintage shows, shopping for vintage clothes and jewelry (something that reminds her of her hair stylist days in the 80’s.) She also loves to do flamenco and Egyptian style dance, and landscape photography. When I asked Jasmin what she thought the biggest stereotype of Muslim women was she responded, “This idea of always being a victim of patriarchy, a victim of your community, not having agency or voice are predominant tropes and stereotypes of Muslim women. Do I believe them? No, because I know better and understand why those types of stereotypes exist in the first place. It has very little to do with actual Muslim women and a whole lot to do with various agendas.”

Zena

Zena

Sheniz

Sheniz