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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

Sadra

Sadra

“My biggest hope is that women, especially mothers, make time to pursue their passions and fiercely protect their me-time in order to be their best selves so that they can guide the next generation of strong, creative, passionate, and intelligent Muslim men and women.”

Sadra is a maker of sweet things who runs a blog that shares her dessert art and photography, and brings together creative entrepreneurs. She is also a mother to two girls, one who is a newborn. She told me her home is her sanctuary where she nurtures her craft, passions, and her family. Sadra told me her proudest accomplishments have been, “completing my education in something I enjoyed (marketing), starting a "side hustle" with my dessert business which soon became a busy and fulfilling creative outlet, and turning my mindset around for the better through contemplation, self awareness, and learning about my faith. My biggest pride and joy at the moment is the caring and engaged community I've created through my writing on @sadrasays. I've met so many incredible women online who have resonated with a lot of the things I discuss and it's a great feeling to know that I have been able to inspire others even in the smallest of ways.” When I asked Sadra how she would like to be perceived she told me, “as a driven, passionate, and intensely caring woman with a great sense of humour, zest for art and creativity, and no tolerance for injustice.”

Q&A Feature:

Where is your favourite place to find yourself? 

"Styling and capturing beautiful photos in the natural sunlight that shines through my studio room."

What is your favourite quality about yourself?

"My favourite quality would have to be my empathy. It's a normal practice for me to put myself in others shoes before making any generalizations or assumptions. I am sensitive and feel very deeply; it can be very hard at times but I think of it as a strength and not a weakness."

Ayan

Ayan

Noor

Noor