“You Don’t Look Like a Lawyer”

“To be an attorney, you need to have a certain look. And you just don’t have it.” “Why the f*** do you even wear that thing on your head?!” “The judges are going to be more critical of our team when they see you with us – It’s not personal,…

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The limits on the professional Muslimah

I grew up with a mother always insisting that I be an educated, professional woman. Her reasons were many, including that being a professional would help me retain a certain amount of flexibility and independence should crap hit the fan of life. I share the experience, not because it’s the exception, but because it’s common to the lives of many Muslimahs.

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