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I think this is every woman that appeared in the “Girls Like You” video in the order that they appeared: 

Camila Cabello, Phoebe Robinson, Aly Raisman, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Lilly Singh, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, Trace Lysette, Tiffany Haddish, Angy Rivera, Franchesca Ramsey, Millie Bobby Brown, Ellen Degeneres, Cardi B, Jennifer Lopez, Chloe Kim, Alex Morgan, Mary J. Blige, Gal Gadot (again), Millie Bobby Brown (again), Franchesca Ramsey (again), Beanie Feldstein, Jackie Fielder, Jennifer Lopez (again), Danica Patrick, Rep. Ilhan Omar, Camila Cabello (again), Elizabeth Banks, Ashley Graham, Aly Raisman (again), Rita Ora, and Behati Prinsloo (with her and Adam Levine’s daughter Dusty)

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All the cameos in Maroon 5’s ‘Girls Like You’ music video ft. Cardi B: 

Camila Cabello, Phoebe Robinson, Aly Raisman, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Lilly Singh, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, Trace Lysette, Tiffany Haddish, Angy Rivera, Franchesca Ramsey, Millie Bobby Brown, Ellen DeGeneres, Cardi B (herself), Jennifer Lopez, Chloe Kim, Alex Morgan, Mary J. Blige, Beanie Feldstein, Jackie Fielder, Ilhan Omar, Danica Patrick, Elizabeth Banks, Ashley Graham, Behati Prinsloo, Dusty Rose Levine and Rita Ora.

A Jew, a Muslim, and a Lutheran walk into a New York studio to talk about their faith and their feminism… and you’re invited to listen in. How does religion fit in with today’s women’s movement? Can faith & feminism coexist?

Today we’ll be joined by Nadia Bolz-Weber, the Founding Pastor of the House for all Sinners & Saints, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of MuslimGirl.net, and Lauren Herrmann, a Rabbi at the Society for the Advancement of Judaism. Moderated by Facebook’s own Nona Jones, our panel of religious leaders will weigh in on what it means to balance faith & feminism.

Tune in at 5:30pm EST on the MAKERS Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/203893417003898

To Be A Muslim Girl

To be a muslim girl means wearing your identity on the outside.

Our appearance stands out among the waves of people who don’t. With our hijabs and our turbans and our accents and our unibrows and our big noses.

But people still assume. They assume because they are not used to seeing women not conforming to the societal norms and the unwritten rules of america. They are not used to seeing women conduct themselves under the the flashy lights they throw at us. They are not used to seeing

Empowered women. Women  who are unabashedly themselves, and more. The women who had nothing but their history and hope for the kids they will raise in the land of the free.

An everlasting hope, even when no one else believed in us. A hope that we will carve our place in this country, built on the backs of slavery and labor. Our mothers are relentless and tireless. They continue to work as they continue to push their culture on ours. A culture and religion that was cultivated for thousands of years.

Morocco, Palestine, Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, Algeria, Syria, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Sudan, Somalia, Iran, Malaysia, Turkey, Iraq, Pakistan, and the

United States of America. This is home to 3.3 million Muslims. 1% of the entire country. Yet we are here. Do not forget about us. Do not underestimate us. We are all capable of so many things, and our differences only make us stronger. Women like Ibtihaj Muhammad. Halima Aden. Amani Al-Khatahtbeh. Linda Sarsour. Shahd Batal. Leah Vernon. Blair Imani.

Say their name. Say their name and don’t ever stop. They are the trailblazers, the pioneers, the trendsetters, the change makers, the innovators, the spearheaders, the groundbreakers for the future. But how many more women are going to be called groundbreakers for work that has already been done?

Let’s make people comfortable with being uncomfortable with the women we see in the news. Let’s get used to seeing women in hijabs becoming president.
Imagine a world where you don’t get any odd stares on the street. Where you don’t get called out for being yourself and being born the way you are. Embrace the beauty of this country. The United States is an amalgamation of diversity. And America needs

Muslim girls to change the game. Muslims to show you that it is okay to be who you are. Muslims to show you the importance of putting yourself out there to make people comfortable with being uncomfortable.

Go into the world as you are. Don’t wait for people to accept you and to beckon you out the door.

Inspire people to do the same.
Really, we are all bound together through one trait.
LEADERS. WE ARE ALL LEADERS IN EVERY FORM THAT WE ASSUME.

Originally posted by resistdrumpf

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Maroon 5 - Girls Like You (ft. Cardi B) | Music Video featuring Camila Cabello, Phoebe Robinson, Aly Raisman, Gal Gadot, Lilly Singh, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, Trace Lysette, Tiffany Haddish, Angy Rivera, Franchesca Ramsey, Millie Bobby Brown, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Lopez, Chloe Kim, Alex Morgan, Mary J. Blige, Beanie Feldstein, Jackie Fielder, Danica Patrick, Ilhan Omar, Rita Ora, Elizabeth Banks, Ashley Graham & Behati Prinsloo.

Amani is so well-spoken and smart. While Lauren is this spark of intense passionate individual who sometimes gives too idealistic world views (but still, valuable input), Amani’s like chillin’ and steadily giving realistic ways to incorporate this generation’s lifestyle to activism and awareness. I love her attack on certain things.

I’m super enjoying this panel.

Meanwhile, the comments though makes me wanna tear my hair out. Like seriously, kids? All you can type is “Camren!” “Lauren!!!” all throughout the conversation? 😑 I mean, I would wanna say “fuck me, Lauren!” myself, But I save that for later, here in my own blog, coz I maintain a sleazy image on Tumblr lmao.

sometimes, we should listen to what’s being said, more than focusing on what we see.

A Jew, a Muslim, and a Lutheran walk into a New York studio to talk about their faith and their feminism….and you’re invited to listen in. How does religion fit in with today’s women’s movement? Can faith & feminism coexist?

Today we’ll be joined by Nadia Bolz-Weber, the Founding Pastor of the House for all Sinners & Saints, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of MuslimGirl.net, and Lauren Herrmann, a Rabbi at the Society for the Advancement of Judaism. Moderated by Facebook’s own Nona Jones, our panel of religious leaders will weigh in on what it means to balance faith & feminism. 

Tune in at 5:30pm EST on the MAKERS Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/203893417003898

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Maroon 5 - Girls Like You ft. Cardi B

all the amazing and beautiful girls in this vid. wow! :)

I think of the little girls we were and the little girls we could have been, and the little girls who never were and what little girls will be if we have anything to say about it. I think of how our generation is a fateful one. We were the little girls who had our voices robbed of us. We were the little girls who had our bodies and our homelands ripped apart while our hands were tied behind our backs. We were the little girls who were told to sit down and shut up while our world betrayed us. We are rising up–we are the ones reclaiming our voices, the ones talking back, and the ones reminding the world that no, we haven’t forgotten. We grew to become our own saviors.
—  Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age

Maroon 5’s new song “Girls Like You” is iconic as it includes a great roster of woman cameos. Check it out!

(In order of appearance)

1.Camila Cabello(“Havana” pop singer)
2.Phoebe Robinson (Comedian)
3.Sarah Silverman (Comedian)
4. Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman actress)
5.Aly Raisman (Olympic champion gymnast)
6. Lilly Singh (YouTube personality)
7. Amani Al-Khatahtbeh (Technology entrepreneur)
8. Trace Lysette (Transparent actress)
9. Tiffany Haddish (Comedian and actress)
10. Angy Rivera (Immigration reform activist)
11. Franchesca Ramsey (YouTube star, television personality)
12. Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things breakout star)
13. Ellen DeGeneres (Writer, producer, comedian, television host)
14. Cardi B (Rapper)
15. Jennifer Lopez (Actress, singer, dancer)
16. Chloe Kim (Olympic snowboarder)
17. Alex Morgan (Olympic soccer player, FIFA World Cup Champion)
18. Mary J. Blige (R&B chanteuse)
19. Beanie Feldstein (Broadway performer)
20. Danica Patrick (Former open-wheel professional racer)
21. Ilhan Omar (First Somali-American Muslim legislator elected to serve in the United States)
22. Elizabeth Banks (Actress, director)
23. Rita Ora (Singer)
24. Ashley Graham (Model)
25. Jackie Fielder (Three Affiliated Tribes activist and writer)
26. Behati Prinsloo and Dusty Rose (Model and baby, respectively)

What does it mean to be Muslim? There are 1.7 billion answers.

“Do I worship a moon god? Are you allowed to have sex during Ramadan? What is a Mosque, what do you guys really do in there?”

Muslim Americans, more often than not, find themselves having to address a wide range of questions and misconceptions about their faith.

“Am I planning to blow anything up? Why don’t Muslims denounce terrorism?”

By definition, a Muslim is someone who follows the Islamic religion. “That’s it. There’s no secret handshake, you don’t have to run through a gauntlet,” explains comedian Aman Ali.

There are 1.7 billion Muslims in the world. So what does it mean to be a Muslim? There isn’t just one answer.

This episode of The Secret Life of Muslims features Aman Ali, Wajahat Ali, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, Reza Aslan, Negin Farsad, Mona Haydar, Maz Jobrani, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Zahra Noorbakhsh, Omar Regan, Sebastian Robins, Linda Sarsour, Layla Shaikley, Dena Takruri, and Iqbal Theba.