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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

Nabila

Nabila

“Some of the most challenging experiences of my life were being an activist in the midst of civil war in Algeria and afterwards being a single mom in Canada where I came with no family, no friends ...nothing.”

Nabila is a polyglot who teaches French to hopeful government employees and a small business owner based in Ottawa, ON. She told me she was drawn to teaching French as she is passionate about French literature and loves that she can share that with others. Nabila’s favourite quality about herself is her optimism and her proudest achievement is that despite her challenges she manages to stay positive and keep smiling. She hopes her outlook and approach to daily life will have others perceive her as a kind and approachable person. When I asked Nabila how she is believes she’s perceived in her community she told me, “I think some might see me as too “free spirited “ and too progressive for their taste.” And she followed up by saying her biggest hope is to live in a world with more kindness and less judging.

Q&A Feature:

What is most important to you and why?

"Being a role model to women in my culture."

What is one thing you know for sure?

"Everything will be just fine."

Leila

Leila

Farhat

Farhat