How one woman used fashion to reclaim her Muslim American identity



From skater girl to Muslim hipster this is Layla Shaikley’s American story.

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50 thoughts on “How one woman used fashion to reclaim her Muslim American identity

  1. Skating in heels? -_- I have a feeling she is just putting different labela on herself even if that is not really her. Unfortunatelly it works and for example vox is giving such insencere peoppe a platform.

  2. OMG Only in the west can you get away with this. In Saudi Arabia these people would be arrested by the fashion police. Go on Utube and see for yourselves. The fundamentalist Imans are going crazy…the women are so out of hand. No wonder Muhammad said that if one wanted to know who the most inhabitants of Hell are it's women…….

  3. Making a historically oppressive headdress tied to a book written by a sexist warlord 1500 years ago look cool. And riding a skateboard with high heels is super realistic too.

  4. As a Muslim I'd like to say that what Vox is doing by making these perverted videos is actually doing more bad than good.

    Although the intention is genuine, the result of showing all Muslims to be the sterotypical closed and dedicated Muslim creates alot of confusion and is frankly not accurate.

  5. Can someone please explain head scarfs, from what I can see there about being modest, yes in the culture Islam formed in hair was a much more sexual thing but in the culture of tank tops is it not more no over revealing clothes or u know. Btw I've got a picture in my head of a traveling Arab here going a my god this couture is a hire house (in a more respectful manner)

  6. To the people who point out the lesser freedoms of muslims in certain countries as if it is evidence that Islam is by its nature oppressive, how about all the Christians in other (Christian majority) countries that have less freedoms than in your country? Does that mean Christianity is inherently flawed too? Or can you admit that politics is separate from religion? That governments will use religion as an excuse to control people, but that doesn't mean that most people of that religion want that? You don't need to destroy Islam to give freedom in the middle east, you need to promote secular governments that allow the people to practice how they want to without coercion.

  7. EVERYONE IN THE COMMENT SECTION,PLEASE PLEASE AND PLEASE STOP TALKING ABOUT SAUDI ARABIA.SAUDI ARABIA IS NOT ISLAMS PERFECT REFLECTION NOR DO THEY REPRESENT ISLAM 100% ACCURATE.JUST STOP.THE ONLY MUSLIM COUNTRY IN THE WORLD IS NOT SAUDI ARABIA AND THEY ARE DEFINITELY NOT PERFECT FROM AN ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE.

  8. This video is awesome its making me a little more confident about being a muslin i just have to stop reading the comments to any videos like this before my confidence goes down the drain like its done many many times before…sighs

  9. I thought clothes had to be modest, not skin tight! I thought you wore the hijab, so people would see inner beauty! So why wear makeup, bright colorful hijabs, tight fitting clothes !

  10. Geez so much negativity in the world, tsk tsk HEY GUESS WHAT, WE WERE PUT ONTO THIS WORLD TOGETHER SO STOP HATING ON EACH OTHER , AND ACCEPT AND LEARN FROM EACHOTHER OR ELSE THIS WORLD IS GONNA BURN DOWN

  11. Wow, Islam is so cool. Hijab is Female empowerment for all you retards and Islam haters out there !!!
    Sharia Law is awesome (Just ignore the Stoning of women, Cutting of Limbs and Death Penalty in Sharia Law, it is only meant for thieves, adulturers and people who leave Islam). You just earned yourself an Liberal Convert to Islam !!!

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