How To Overcome Hijab Harassment At Work

Thank you for applying to work at our company! Unfortunately, we’re sorry to say… You don’t need to finish reading. You already know this is a rejection email—another one.  So many of us have experienced the job hunt slump. When it feels like no one is interested in hiring what you have to offer. And […]

Finding my way back to myself from depression

We don’t ask for the test. But still it comes. And when it does, it is like the rain – fierce, cleansing – stripping us of all our complacency, our self-satisfaction, our forgetfulness. And, like the rain, our tears flow, taking us back to the prayer mat, back to the open hands, back to The […]

5 things I learned after a month of quarantine

If there’s anything about the current COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that it’s affecting all of us. We’re all suffering in different ways and degrees, but no one is getting through this feeling light and breezy. Now that my family and I have been in quarantine for one month, I wanted to share what I’ve learned from […]

5 Ways You Can Find The Perfect Mentor

Mentor, in Ancient Greek mythology, was entrusted by Odysseus to look after and educate his son, Telemachus, when he left for the Trojan War. Due to this relationship, the word “mentor” became a part of Latin languages and is widely used to describe the relationships in which we are now very familiar. Relationships whereby a […]

Why you need a growth mindset and how to cultivate one in three easy steps.

Four years ago, I literally didn’t have a clue that I would become a web developer and maintain a site and newsletter for Muslim women in tech. I was a full-time stay at home mom, and all of my energy was focused on caring for my babies. I never learned how to code, never built […]

How to stop dreading feedback and start loving it

How do you handle feedback? Do you feel sweaty and nervous before your appraisal meetings? Do you brood and feel insulted someone found something wrong about you? Do you ever feel so guilty and uncomfortable about giving feedback that you surround the criticism in so many compliments that no one knows what you’re talking about […]

When to know it’s time to fire your bad client and how to do it

Photo by Christian Fregnan on Unsplash A potential client got referred to you, and now they’re interested in working together. You’re so excited, but something feels off. They’re sending out way too many ‘urgent’ emails before the contract is even signed. They try to change the budget. You haven’t started on their project, and you’re […]