Nafisa Bakkar

Nafisa Bakkar

Amaliah FounderLondon, United Kingdom
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Nafisa Bakkar

Nafisa Bakkar

Amaliah FounderLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Amaliah is dedicated to representing Muslim women. Led by a passion to empower individuals through their identity, our work seeks to surface the many different voices and experiences within our community. We create content for Muslim women that aims to shape thought and act as a tool for cultural change. It’s never been more important for Muslim women to be heard; with over 70 contributors, Amaliah are here to surface the many different voices of Muslim women. Named by Forbes as one to watch and featured in CNN, Metro and WIRED Amaliah are rapidly becoming the place that represents Women in Generation M. Ultimately, we want to send out the message that you can be who you are as a Muslim woman, hold the beliefs that you have, while being a person of purpose and impact in this world.
Projects
  • Byrdie: These Women Want the Beauty Industry to Realise Being Muslim Is Not an Aesthetic
    Byrdie: These Women Want the Beauty Industry to Realise Being Muslim Is Not an Aestheticby SHANNON PETER "Welcome to our brand-new series Wonder Women. Throughout the year, we’ll be profiling the women who inspire us and asking them to share the secrets to their success—how they keep motivated, think positive and strive towards their goals. No one’s perfect, remember, so we’ll be encouraging them to share the strategies they employ whenever anxiety kicks in or life’s stresses have got them down. Life is a journey, we’re all a work in progress and these wonder women can help guide u
  • How the Turban Hijab Became a Symbol of the Modern Muslim Woman
    How the Turban Hijab Became a Symbol of the Modern Muslim WomanBY AFIA AHMED IN IDENTITY ON 18TH FEBRUARY, 2018 From a once hidden and repressed vessel of the Orient supposedly waiting to be explored and discovered, to adorning covers of Vogue and defying societal norms, Muslim women are all the rage. The hijab, representation, and breaking stereotypes has been discussed at length, and have quite frankly become mind-numbing and repetitive discussions. This is a risky topic to discuss, I know that – and this is because it speaks to millions of women across
  • WGSN - Meet Generation M
    WGSN - Meet Generation MThis new consumer voice presents a wealth of opportunity for retailers and yet this potential simply hasn’t been realised. We spoke to Nafisa Bakkar, CEO and founder of Amaliah, an online publication representing the many different voices of women in Generation M, to better understand the needs of this growing consumer and the steps brands need to take to reach them.
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  • International Women’s Day 2020, meet 100 trailblazers redefining the creative industry
    International Women’s Day 2020, meet 100 trailblazers redefining the creative industryAt The Dots, International Women’s Day isn’t just a day – it’s a whole month! A time to take over the site and shine a light on the women and non-binary people redefining the creator landscape. For #IWD2020, we asked industry leaders to nominate the trailblazing women and non-binary people they think will redefine the creative and digital industries over the coming years. The list we’ve put together is one that beams with brilliant, talented people and their dedication to positive change. Book
  • This International Women’s Day, meet the 200 Women Redefining the Creative Industry in 2018
    This International Women’s Day, meet the 200 Women Redefining the Creative Industry in 2018Yana Peel CEO of the Serpentine Galleries since 2016. Peel is a co-founder of the Outset Contemporary Art Fund and Intelligence Squared Asia, and was CEO of Intelligence Squared Group from 2013 to 2016. Awarded one of Harper’s Bazaar ‘Women of the Year’ 2017 for her contribution to arts. Yana's nominations: Es Devlin - Stage designer Grace Wales Bonner - Fashion designer Sondra Perry - New media artist and net neutrality advocate FeiFei Li - Director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence La