Jenan

Jenan, 25, Brand manager at a law firm and creator of the blog MissMuslim.com: "As a Muslim woman there were a lot of things that we were told we cannot talk about... Things that were seen as inappropriate like dating, going to college, traveling on your own, starting your own career... the stereotypical notion that you grow up, you get married, you have children, and that’s your life- you don’t have sex before marriage, etc. I appreciate my religion and it is a huge part of my identity, but, I think I have found a really good balance between my American identity and my Arab Muslim identity. Plus with this blog, I found that there are [many] girls who are at the same level of religiosity as I am and it’s so nice to connect with them."