9 Black Muslim Women You Need To Recognize For #MuslimWomensDay

March 27, 2018  |  
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Halima Aden

Aden and her family settled immigrated to the United States when she was seven years old. Like Omar, her family eventually settled in Minnesota. The city of St. Cloud would become home to the Somali diaspora in the mid nineties. Aden started gaining popularity when she entered the Miss Minnesota USA pageant, becoming the first contestant to compete wearing a hijab and a burkini (a swimsuit with pants and a love-sleeved tunic.) Her participation in the pageant allowed her to step into the modeling world. Aden has modeled for Yeezy Season 5, Max Mara, and Nike.
Keep up with her here.

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