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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

Tahmina

Tahmina

“I really feel I am a part of the Halifax community and that I belong here.”

Tahmina is 31 and immigrated to Canada from Bangladesh in 2014. She is currently studying Early Childhood Education and is an active community volunteer. Some of the places she volunteers are Annual Newcomers Welcome BBQ, Terry Fox Foundation, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Northern Light Festival, and countless more. She told me, “I volunteer because I want to give back to the community by organizing events or supporting a cause that matters to people. It also provides me the opportunity of being more involved in the community and be an integral part of this Halifax community.” What’s most important to her is to provide her daughters a better world to live in. She told me, “I want my children and everyone from the next generation to get more opportunity to express themselves.” Tahmina told me she would like to be perceived as an “honest and humble person who is helpful to others.”

Q&A Feature:

What is your favourite quality about yourself?

 “I try my best to make people around me happy.”

Ayeshah

Ayeshah

Fatima

Fatima