Muslim millennial's site dispels stereotypes for millions

Muslim Girl
Posted at 5:37 AM, Jan 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-17 07:15:23-05

NEW YORK (AP) — The website was started by a New Jersey teenager in her bedroom as a way to defy Muslim stereotypes after 9/11.

A decade later, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh has built it into an online magazine with a global audience.

The site covers everything from how it feels to be the only woman wearing a hijab at a kickboxing class, to beauty tips and stories of teenagers fighting Islamophobia.

Last year, the domain that once cost $7 had more than 2 million visitors. She says the site is the biggest English-language online platform for Muslim women voices.