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Young Muslim Designs A New Cultural Understanding

by GeneGeiger on September 15, 2014

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LEWISTON, Maine — Sahro Hassan is a devout Muslim who prays five times a day. She is a fashion designer and budding entrepreneur who loves “America’s Next Top Model” and “Project Runway.” She is a change agent for her people and, in some ways, for her adopted hometown.

She is all of 18.

A self-proclaimed “Islamanista,” or Muslim fashionista, Hassan has set out to encourage other Muslim women to feel confident enough to express themselves through fashion. Why, she wonders, can’t a young woman be modest and stylish at the same time?

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