EXHIBIT: Muslimah: Women's Spaces
LOCATIONInternational Museum of Women, San Francisco, CA


This exhibition curated by Samina Ali and MIIM Designs was at the International Museum of Women (IMOW) | Global Fund for Women.  Muslima presents a groundbreaking collection of thought pieces and artwork from contemporary Muslim women who are defining their own identities and, in the process, shattering pervasive stereotypes. Explore work from artists, activists, and thought-leaders around the world, representing a broad spectrum of Muslim realities and identities, addressing such topics as Power, Leadership, Appearance, Myths, Generations, Faith and Connection.  

"Muslim"a debuted in March 2013 and ran through December 2013.

Women Spaces: 
“‘No, sister, you can’t go in that way! There’s a back door around the corner.’ I can’t tell you how many times those words were said to me over the years as I tried to enter through the front door of many mosques around the United States. There seems to be this unwritten, yet nationally recognized and practiced, tradition of leaving the worst space for the separate women’s prayer hall. From collecting funds to replacing the soiled carpet and repainting the chipped walls, to silently walking in the front entrance and ignoring the disapproving glares as they make their way to the balcony rather than submitting to the back prayer room turned childcare, through the years I’ve seen women protest against this dismissive treatment in a variety of ways.” - Women in Mosques


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