Fighting the Stigma of Mental Illness in the Muslim Community

by Rabia Toor Over the past few decades, the stigma surrounding mental illness has certainly improved with increased access to care and increased advocacy for treatment. However,

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3 Stories of Sexual Abuse and How to Fight the Stigma as a Survivor

by Rabia Toor *Trigger warning. This article discusses topics of sexual harassment and sexual abuse. If you or someone you know is currently being sexually abused or harassed or

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The Controversy of having Palestinian-American Model Gigi Hadid on the Cover of Vogue Arabia

by Rabia Toor Supermodel Gigi Hadid is possibly one of the most in-demand models at the moment. So it’s no surprise that she was chosen to grace the cover of Vogue Arabia at its

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The Blatant Hypocrisy in Celebrating Mahershala Ali’s Oscar Win

by Rabia Toor I see your Facebook cover photo of Malcolm X, that same one where he is commandingly staring into the camera, his finger on his temple demanding that you think, lear


Surviving the Frustrating Matchmaking Process as a Female Doctor

by Rabia Toor Brace yourselves. I have a bone to pick. I’m at the beautiful, tender age of 25, an age where, as a Pakistani female, I’m at my prime. I’m at my ripest, waiti


Betrothed to Medicine: Learning to Embrace My Profession

by Rabia Toor It’s been three weeks since I graduated from medical school. I’m officially an M.D.! But the 25 years leading up to me becoming the first physician in my family