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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

“I want people to take advantage of the teachings of history-- that hatred has never led to a better world-- I will never give up, I will continue to give the best of myself to my family and my society.” 

Nabila is 37 and is a daycare educator in Quebec City. When she is not caring for children at work, or her own children, she loves to see documentaries, read, take photographs, and travel. What’s most important to Nabila is to “be a good mother, a good citizen, and be active in the society where I live because it’s part of my responsibilities in life.” Her own favourite quality is that she loves helping and sharing with others. When I asked Nabila what her biggest hope is she told me, “That the freedom of one person [doesn’t] end where the freedom of the other begins.” She continued to say, “When you deprive a person of their fundamental freedoms we put a barrier to [our growth], it is crazy when people focus on the aspect of clothing for example, in order to reduce the potential that person can give, while there are other more important problems in society where we have to channel all this energy.”

Q&A Feature:

Where’s your favourite place to find yourself?

“In front of the sea or in nature.”

Maryam

Maryam

Hélène

Hélène