Salam and waddup our female homies!

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UMI is so proud to present its new blog series. We’ve been planning and structuring our blog set up for months and have had hopes in its beginning from UMI’s inception. At UMI, we value research based perspectives, forming power groups, and breaking down hard concepts through enlightening mediums. So it only makes sense that our blogs mirror our values.  We are excited to provide you a new twist on… Read More »Salam and waddup our female homies!

Gifts of Imperfection: Susan’s story

Part 1: Becoming Muslim, wife and mother       After 20 years of being Muslim and wearing the hijab, Susan was done. She had had enough of trying to reach a standard of Muslimness that she could never attain. By taking off her external and internal identity as a Muslim, she was taking off years of hardship that she felt began when she embraced the faith.         In 1988, after… Read More »Gifts of Imperfection: Susan’s story

Over 29 and single in 2020: What I wish people knew

In 2020, the world is more “connected” than ever, with half of the world’s population (that’s over 3.5 BILLION people) having online access. If one in every four relationships begins online, why are there still females past the age of 30 struggling to find mates?   We asked multiple women who are living in the United States, Egypt, and Saudia Arabia why they are still single well into their 30’s (don’t… Read More »Over 29 and single in 2020: What I wish people knew