Hasnaa Mokhtar

Researcher. Storyteller. Writing is my sanctuary.

Writer and doctoral student in International Development. I research and tell stories about the intersection of gender, religion, culture, and violence.
Contact: [email protected]

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Interview | Discussing Saudi Arabia's Male Guardianship System
8 Muslim Journalists You Should Follow
Given the world we live in, it's important to follow the type of journalists whose reporting you admire and trust, and who have perspectives that aren't simply those of the...
Clark Graduate Student Hasnaa Mokhtar Advocates for Islam
Shootings and bombings in Paris killed one hundred thirty civilians on Nov. 13, 2015. According to BBC, the attacks were carried out by ISIS-related extremists. France responded...
From Saudi Patriarchy to Ph.D., Meet Our Baddie of the Month: Hasnaa Mokhtar
Muslim Girl loves to bring attention to women of strength, knowledge and conviction. Baddies such as Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad, AJ+ Producer Sana Saeed, 14-year-old veiled...
One in 1.5 billion
The terrorist attacks in Paris and near Beirut last week have triggered outrage around the world and a military reaction by France. But they have also led to an increase in...
The Face of Feminism | Worcester Mag
In the global context, Worcester is a very welcoming place for women. There are opportunities aplenty, multitudinous colleges seeping knowledge into the community and a diverse...
Visualogue | 30, Where Reality is Forgotten
Hasnaa Mokhtar was one of 11 Saudi ladies to trek at the foothills of the Himalayas last May to reach Everest base camp. She will share with us this exhilarating (and literally...
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Interview | A Woman's Journey: Destination Mount Everest Campaign
BBCArabic.com | My Life Project
أنا حسناء من السعودية وعمري 27 سنة. أنا أم، وامرأة عاملة، واعمل في كلية خاصة في جدة كمترجمة مساعدة في مكتب عميدة الكلية. في حياة أي إنسان هناك ماض، يكون به ذكريات طيبة وأخرى...

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How America Has Changed The Way I Look At Ramadan
In June, Bustle is partnering with Muslim Girl to highlight the voices of millennial Muslim women as they observe the holy month of Ramadan. Read on as they share stories of how...
This Is What Killing Muslim Women in the Name of God Looks Like
To every Muslim scholar, to every Muslim preacher, and to every Muslim leader who consented to a Muslim man hitting his wife to "discipline" her, you have Hanan Seid's blood on...
A Muslim Woman's First Thoughts After the Paris Attacks
As the brutal attacks in Paris were happening on Nov. 13, scattered thoughts jammed my brain. Please don't claim to be Muslim, please don't let me carry the burden, please don't...
Why This Muslim Girl Will #PrayforParis, But Won't Apologize
According to a Quartz article, data from the FBI indicates that anti-Islamic offenses have jumped five-fold in the US since 9/11. "Public perception of Muslims is currently low....
Not ‘us’ or ‘them.’ Just us.
The 'Nudity' of Westernized Feminism
I was living in Montreal, Canada in 2010 and attending a French class to improve my language skills. I remember the lively and diverse group of students I studied and conversed...
Let's Talk About the Problem With Masculinity in the Muslim Community
To qualify as "marriage-friendly" material, a Muslim woman is expected to be: Martha Stewart in the kitchen. A combination of Hoover feather duster and mop in cleanness....
For the sake of peace, women 'don't really matter' - Worcester Mag
An interview with Cynthia Enloe By Hasnaa Mokhtar "Do women know how to handle complexity?" "Yes!" "Do women know how to stop violence?" "Yes!" "Should women be at the formal...
I Was Raised Under the Grip of Saudi's Male Guardianship System
I know well the feeling of being helpless. I am a woman, and I grew up in Saudi Arabia. I was boxed in. A male relative - father, husband, brother or son - had to sign me off....
Sexism is Not Part of Islam: Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Says Driving "Exposes Women to Evil"
Every time I read a "religious" edict about the "devilish horrors" of Muslim women, my brain freezes, and my blood boils, while my heart shatters with grief and despair. It...
Trapped in the name of Religion
What Saudi women are really made of!
Woman who walked out of her husband’s home faces eviction
Girls escaping abusive father come to dead end
Saudi Women Demand Equal Citizenship Rights
JEDDAH, 7 March 2007 - Mohammed Noor Baksh, a 60-year-old Pakistani driver, has been married to a Saudi woman for 27 years and hasn't traveled outside the Kingdom for the past...

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