Young, Muslim and female

An interview with Ausma Khan
The editor-in-chief of Muslim Girl magazine, a bimonthly journal designed to reach Muslim teens in the U.S., is Ausma Khan. She grew up in England and Canada and has university degrees in law, political science and human rights.

How did Muslim Girl get started?

At a meeting of the Islamic Society of North America, Faye Kennedy of execuGo Media heard girl after girl speak about feeling underrepresented in and alienated and marginalized by North American culture. Girls have a lot to say, but don’t feel that their voices are being heard. I saw the magazine as an opportunity to continue to work on an issue that I was already working on: empowerment for women and girls.

 

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