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Muslim Girl

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

At just seventeen, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh founded the blog MuslimGirl to give Muslim women a voice. Now twenty-four, she discusses the weight of representing a diverse culture with unapologetic honesty.

Chaired by Yassmin Abdel-Magied.

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“Amani Al-Khatahtbeh is changing the conversation for the women of Islam.”
The New York Times

Smashing stereotypes

Growing up Muslim in post 9/11 America, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh felt marginalised and neglected. As a response to her growing Muslim faith, she created a website called MuslimGirl, and as editor-in-chief, transformed the site from a part-time passion project to a full-time social movement.

Unravelling the myth of the submissive Muslim woman, Amani shares her own experiences and publishes other young female writers on diverse topics: politics, periods, racism, and even gay imams. With a sharp and honest voice, her work brings a fresh perspective on the life of Muslim women.

Session Partner: University of New South Wales

Snapping back: Amani Al-Khatahtbeh
Read our series deconstructing the people and the movements that made them as part of Antidote, the Opera House's newest festival of ideas, art & action.
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More about Amani Al-Khatahbeh...

Amani is the founder and editor-in-chief of MuslimGirl, the number one Muslim women’s blog in the United States. She regularly provides commentary on social, cultural, and political issues on outlets like CNN, Al Jazeera, and the BBC, has been featured in The New York Times and The Guardian, and made Forbes' '30 Under 30' list. She is a frequent speaker on issues concerning women, Islam, and the Arab world.    

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