Halcyon is a creative space aimed at empowering Muslim women. The representation of Muslim women in the mainstream media is often unfair and untrue. It’s time we took back our narrative.
This sort of platform is something I needed when I was growing up and it’s definitely something Muslim women want and need today. The reason I created Halcyon is because I was frustrated with the contorted images of Muslim women, and Muslims in general, by tabloids and magazines. My identity was being labelled, questioned and misunderstood. I wanted to reclaim my own narrative and improve the general discourse surrounding Muslim women.
Halcyon has had amazing women sharing their stories through articles, poems, artwork, social media takeovers and offline events and workshops.