muslim&proud

why you should watch the bold type:
  • the main characters are three women who share a wonderful friendship together
  • they all work in a global women magazine and the relationship between them and their boss, who is a lady btw, is not your typical relationship. jacqueline is more like a mentor to them and it’s just wonderful to watch
  • it deals with a lot of social issues such as misogynie and islamophobia
  • it’s not your typical “white feminism” show
  • kat, one of the three main character, struggles with her sexual identity (“i’m hetero. totally hetero. i’m hetero, right?”) and falls in love with a woman. she is also black.
  • said woman is a proud muslim lesbian named adena el-amin
  • kat and adena get as much screentime as the other pairings on the show. and a beautiful story too.
  • to conclude: the main ship of the show is a bisexual black woman and a muslim lesbian with an actual storyline

if you have anything to add, feel free to do please!

hey fellow gays whose shows are on hiatus, how about checking out the bold type?

It’s got a really supportive friendship between three amazing ladies

they have a really amazing boss too and totally destroys the mean boss stereotype

and the main ship is between a proud muslim lesbian hijabi and a beautiful queer woman of color.  Kat and adena (Kadena) is the ultimate slow burn and they have angst that doesn’t involve either of them dying and they’re really really gay

So how about checking it out? Trust me i didn’t think it was my kind of show either but i was complete trash for it after one episode. It surprised me in a good way and i think it will surprise you too. 

Watch the bold type on freefrom tuesdays 9/8 central. Binge on Hulu or the FREEform app. Also ABC spark in canada

The Bold Type is made up of nearly an entire female cast, one of the main characters being Kat, a black woman questioning her sexuality (and possible future relationship with an out and proud lesbian Muslim woman? Who even talks about why wearing a hijab is empowering seriously when have you ever seen that in television) The show explores so many amazing topics, among those being sexuality (specifically women’s sexuality and how you can own it), women supporting women within integral friendships that bring you up instead of tearing you down, rediscovering your career and what that means, I could seriously go on. This show is just so important and yet I’ve barely seen anyone on tumblr talk about. Everyone’s always going on about how they want more diverse shows, well here it is!! Go support it!! Don’t let it die out like I’ve seen so many others because they simply didn’t have a large enough audience. This is the feminist show we’ve been wanting

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20 years ago today, the Bosnian people faced the greatest genocide in Europe since the Holocaust in World War II. Over a period of 11 days, more than 8,000 of the men and boys were massacred while the women faced unspeakable torture. All this while the UN “peacekeepers” watched from the safety of the surrounding hills. According to some eyewitness testimonies Dutch peacekeepers were among the refugees watching as the Serbs raped and murdered them. Those same “peacekeepers” had declared Srebrenica a “UN Safe Zone” before the Serbs came and killed everyone.

Why did the Serbs kill the Bosnians? Because the Bosnians are a proud European Muslim people. The Bosnians were killed for their Islam.

I will never forget when I met a Bosnian girl and her mother, both refugees, from that time.

“So where are you from?”
“I am from Srebrenica.”
“Where is the rest of your family?”

She gave me a slightly annoyed look as if to tell me I should know better, and repeated:

“I am from Srebrenica.”

~ Shibli Zaman

reasons to watch the bold type

(i know this has been done before, but seriously…)

  • the three main characters are young women — best friends who work at a magazine called scarlet 
  • main character #1 — kat edison: black girl magic, confident af, spontaneous af, takes nobody’s crap. she literally took pictures of guys’ nipples (with permission ofc) and posted them on twitter as a sassy response to their shitty ‘no nipple’ policy. also, she’s questioning her sexuality.
    - memorable quote: “i’m going to destroy the patriarchy.”
  • main character #2 — sutton brady: supportive bean (!!!), ambitious and stubborn and she knows her worth, demands respect and to be treated fairly when she works. 
    - memorable quote: “i can screw whoever i want!” 
  • main character #3 — jane sloan: she’s more reserved than the other two, but kicks ass nonetheless. she’s wrote articles on gender-neutral fashion, not having had an orgasm and sexual assault. 

also: 

  • adena el-amin: proud muslim lesbian, literally a precious sunflower and activist. 
  • jacqueline carlyle: the main characters’ boss who crushes the ‘mean female boss’ stereotype, because she genuinely cares about her employees and gives them valuable advice. she shows that a woman can be strong and kind at the same time. 
  • basically, there are so many well-rounded and amazing female characters on this show 
  • DID I MENTION THE INTERRACIAL, BEAUTIFUL WLW SHIP??? (that is also written realistically, might i add.)
  • THERE ARE SO MANY HILARIOUS MOMENTS. and a lot of them are some that many people would find relatable in some way.
  • A+ acting 
  • the show covers countless important issues, such as: breast cancer, islamophobia, sexual assault, sexism etc. 

shook all over again that for the first time in my 20 years of being alive i just watched a black woman and a ‘proud muslim lesbian’ kiss on tv 

if you haven’t watched the bold type, here’s some reasons why you should

female friendships: seriously the 3 leading ladies really love and support one another. they encourage each other, call each other out, and when they make a mistake, they apologize. they didn’t support sutton in finance because they knew she really wanted to be a designer and knew that would make her happier. sutton doesn’t hate her friends for not being assitants anymore, but uses that as a push to go after a better job. which her friends support 

male love interest: richard hunter is a big shot at scarlet and he’s hooking up with sutton who is at the moment an assistant. now he could just be your run of the mill fuck!boy and treat her like crap, but he doesn’t. he asks how she’s doing, tries to encourage her to go after a job he thinks she wants but also tells her she could do other things she really wants to do. she tells him she wants to be with someone who wants to go on dates and can’t stop thinking about her, and you know what? he does that. he tells her he can’t stop thinking about her and asks her out on an actual date. 

representation: adena el amin is an out and proud muslim lesbian who wears a hijab, and honestly makes you look at women who wear one, in a different way which is nice. even when kat asks her about it, its in a respectful way. she’s curious but doesn’t look down on her. speaking of kat, she’s a women who’s questioning her sexuality and she gets no judgment from her friends. 

female issues: they actually talk about things that effect women. its not just what the sterotype is, but is real conversation. some of it is rarely talked about on a non hbo type show (like satc had its issues but it was one of the last shows i felt that really had women talking how women do talk) 

finally boss lady: jacqueline could have just been another female bitchy boss who scares employees without really giving them a way to be better. just expecting it (like miranda from devil wears prada, still love that movie but ya know) no jacqueline. she expects the best because she takes the time to hire the best. she hires people she knows can do amazing things. further more she helps her employees and doesn’t talk down to them. she isn’t threatened by the younger women working in her office, but likes them and tries to bring out the best in them. 

bottom line is watch the bold type. its everything you’d want and more. 

anyways y’all messy “we gotta watch g*psy for representation cause its so rare” asses BETTER hop on the bold type ten minutes ago bc not only is it by far a more entertaining and quality story but i would for real eat my hat if there even exists one other example of a black woman and a proud muslim lesbian falling for each other im fairly certain these ladies are reinventing the term rare representation and thats jus the tea on that

Queer & queer inclusive parenting needs to be normalized in the media.

Two moms holding hands raising their first born.

A dad telling his trans son about the first time he went on T.

Cishet parents not forcing gender rolls on their kids.

Also inclusive in that a wheelchair using nb parent teaching their son about makeup

Or a muslim dad being proud of his lil girl in her rainbow hijab

Queer and queer inclusive parenting needs to be normalized. Destroying queerphobia isn’t going to be accomplished while hetero/cisnormitivity exist.

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KAT & ADENA of “THE BOLD TYPE”

Okay, I finally got around watching the two eps of The Bold Type. I must say I came for the wlw ship but I did not expect I will actually like the show as a whole. If you’re into feminism, girl power and all that, then this show is for you.

Kat is a proud hetero(she said those words herself lol), but is she really? I doubt it. She finds herself attracted to Adena, a proud Muslim lesbian(she too said those words). Tbh, who can blame Kat? With that face and voice, anyone can fall for Adena, plus the fact that she’s a photographer, adds sexiness to her character. 

I’m totally excited for these two! (And I have a thing for Adena’s voice…)

I’m half Moroccan, half Egyptian, and I was born in Amsterdam. I’m Muslim, and I’m super proud of my heritage and of my roots. I want to be a role model for young girls who are struggling with racism or struggling with their looks or with their skin color. I had Naomi Campbell, who I looked up to as a black powerful woman. But there aren’t many Arabic models, and being an African-Arabic model, I’m trying to open doors for more Arabic girls.
—  Imaan Hammam for Allure Magazine’s “41 Women of Color Get REAL About Beauty and Diversity”
Hijab Styles Across the Globe

What is a hijab? Chances are you have seen or met a woman who wears one, but you may still be wondering what it is. The hijab is the most common name for the headscarf that Muslim women wear. The hijab is a choice for Muslim women - some women to choose to wear it as a form of worship to God and to embody modesty. It is a reflection of one’s devotion and belief in God. There are approximately 1.6 billion Muslims across continents, which is the reason there are several hijab styles worn by women from different cultures and countries, spanning from Afghanistan to Indonesia, and each country has its own unique and traditional hijab style that women proudly wear. Each country has its own dashing style to be appreciated and celebrated!

PAKISTAN


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In Malala Yousafzai’s famous headshot, she styles her scarf the classic Pakistani way. She loosely drapes the scarf (also called dupatta in Pakistan) around her head and leaves a bit of her hair to peek through in the front. The colors range from dark colors to bright colors, matching traditional ethnic clothing. This style is always elegant, classy, and versatile for any look desired.

AFGHANISTAN


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Afghan women have often worn (and continue to) a unique type of hijab known as the burqa. The burqa is a long piece of clothing draped over the head of the woman and often drapes all the way down to the knees or ankles. This covers the entire face and leaves a spot for the eyes through a net type fabric. Burqas can be any color, but are usually blue in Afghanistan.

MALAYSIA


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Malaysia, budding with new Islamic fashion trends, is the hotspot for all new hijab trends. Malaysian hijab often consists of light or brightly colored hijabs and floral patterns. Drapes are beautiful created to add volume and provide full coverage of the hair.

INDONESIA


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Similar to Malaysia, Indonesia is always budding with new hijab trends. Indonesian-styled hijabs fully cover the hair and may incorporate undercaps underneath the hijab to create a more elaborate and unique look. Certain hijabs may have extra volume by having floral designs attached.

ETHIOPIA


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The Ethiopian hijab is worn by wrapping it like a turban. The turban fully covers the head and hair. Turbans are created with simply fabric or elaborate, colorful, traditional types. Turbans can be set in place with pins and brooches.

SOMALIA


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Like Ethiopian women, Somali women also style their hijabs by creating a turban. Turbans can be created with long scarves to create a more volumized look. Women may also wear an undercap to add multiple colors and patterns. Jewelry can also be worn, such as earrings.

SYRIA


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Syrian women frequently wear their hijab wrapped around their head and secured with pins. They often also wear undercaps and create drapes at the top of their head to add a unique design. In addition to fully covering the hair, this style covers the neck and partially the chest area.

PALESTINE


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The Palestinian hijab style consists of a tightly wrapped scarf, providing full coverage of hair and neck. Like the Syrian style, an undercap is usually worn to add volume and to help ensure the hijab stays in place as desired.

IRAN


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In Iran, women often wear what is known as the chador, a form of hijab. It is a long piece of cloth that drapes over the head and reaches to the waist (sometimes knees or ankles). The chador is often the color black and is a versatile, classy, dashing look.

TURKEY


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The Turkish hijab is very chic and classy. While still providing full coverage, the scarf is tied into an elegant bow on one side of the neck to add a feminine, chic look to it. The hijab looks best with volume and with a simple knot or bow to hold it in place.


The hijab is much more than a versatile piece of clothing worn by Muslim women - it is a symbol of a proud Muslim woman worshipping God by deciding to wear the hijab, regardless of style. These are just a few snapshots of how the hijab is worn beautifully across different countries. The hijab is a unifying force of Muslim women of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, and nationalities.

“It is girls like me who believe in education. It is girls like me who are Muslims and are proud of their religion who stand for education and believe in education. And we tell the world that all Muslims believe in education and believe in peace”.

Congratulations to Malala Yousafzai on her new role as United Nations Messenger of Peace! As youngest-ever Messenger of Peace, Malala will focus on girls’ education.

kadena is MY SHIT. i am SO here for two brave, strong, fearless women who support each other, one of them being a proud lesbian muslim (LITERALLY HER TWITTER BIO) and the other being an iconic amazing woman of color who’s questioning her sexuality BECAUSE OF THIS WOMAN in such an amazing way and yall should really watch the bold type because kat edison and adena el amin are basically CONFIRMED to fall in love and other than that the show is so funny and has representation and makes you want to go out and conquer the world so PLEASE do yourself a favor and watch it