‘I Am Here to Prove You Wrong’

The Look At Miss Muslimah USA, a pageant for young Muslim women, the complexity of modesty is on full display. Photographs by Farah Al Qasimi Text by Liana Aghajanian ImageUmuhani Abdullahi represented Kentucky in the 2019 Miss Muslimah USA pageant, whose participants must be practicing Muslim women.Credit…Farah Al Qasimi for The New York Times Last…

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If a Zoom Wedding Isn’t for You, Here’s How to Plan For Later

After spending the last several months canceling, downsizing and postponing weddings, event planners remain cautiously optimistic about forging ahead now that some event restrictions are being lifted. While many couples have resorted to virtual wedding celebrations on Zoom, recently engaged couples who are planning their weddings for next year are hoping to celebrate with friends…

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How Safe Are Outdoor Gatherings?

Is it still safe to socialize outside? As the coronavirus continues to rage throughout the country, public health officials are telling us to stay home this holiday weekend. Beaches in Texas, Florida and California are closed. And now some recent backyard gatherings are being blamed for new cases of Covid-19. The new restrictions and outbreaks…

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Love Letter: For Interracial Couples, Love is Allyship

In recent months, systemic racism, police brutality and discrimination against Black people in America have been catalysts for tough conversations, including between Black and white interracial couples. The tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless others has led many interracial couples to prioritize open and honest conversations about how society treats…

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