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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

Salimah

Salimah

“My yoga centre is my OM away from OM.  It is my sanctuary, it is the place I have created for others to feel connected to themselves and each other.” Salimah is a 46 year old entrepreneur, yoga centre owner, and yoga therapist. She is of Indian origin, was born in Nairobi, Kenya and immigrated to Canada when she was 4. She absolutely loves walking, especially if it’s to a place she has never been before. Being in new situations with new people is actually the quality she loves the most about herself. It’s one of the reasons ‘saying yes’ is so important to her, it allows her to continually shift perspective, and find herself connecting and laughing with others. The person she laughs the hardest with though is her son who Salimah told me has “spontaneous answers to just about anything.” Salimah has such a positive and beautiful outlook on things, she told me that she believes “in the magic of life, in giving up what’s good for what is even better, in a higher power, and in acting on intuition.” When I asked Salimah how she thinks she’s perceived she responded: “Lesbian, Yogi, Brown, Muslim aka Human” but she would prefer to just be perceived as human.

Q&A Feature:

Where is your favourite place to find yourself?

"In a spiritual connection with someone."

What is the best quality in someone else?

"Ease and flow"

What is one thing you know for sure?

"No two sunsets are ever the same."

Saba

Saba

Ananna

Ananna