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Modest Fashion on Instagram

Jan 12, 2016
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Dolce and Gabbana, the Italian fashion house known for underwear-inspired lace and satin dresses and clingy silhouettes, recently unveiled a new line of luxury hijabs and abayas for Muslim women. Smart move if you follow Fortune magazine’s prediction that Muslim consumers will spend an estimated $484 billion on clothing and footwear by 2019. So, is Dolce and Gabbana’s new line a bold move toward inclusion? Or a calculated play for profits?

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The term "protest song" conjures up songs from the 1960s...and artists from Nina Simone and Sam Cooke to Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger. If we are living in a new civil rights era, what do protests songs sound like in 2016? We have a playlist and analysis.

Then, we all have baggage. The things we inherit from our childhood that clutter our psyches. What happens when that clutter is actually physical -- from generations of hoarding? We'll hear from a woman who rejected her chaotic upbringing in favor of extreme minimalism, and found that less is not always more.

Turkish Graves 2, Khartoum
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The New Hampshire-based husband and brother-in-law of a pregnant Sudanese woman say they're hoping they can still secure her freedom, even though a key deadline has passed.  

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Bathing suit anxiety takes on a whole new dimension for Muslim women…so do skinny jeans and other body-conscious fashion trends.  A spate of blogs and podcasts aimed at Muslim women have grown along with the fashion blog trend. Blogs like Hijab Trendz, Dianrainbow and Slice of Lemon feature tips and creative approaches to dressing with style as well as modesty.

Mariam Sobh is a Chicago-based journalist and public radio colleague from WBEZ in Chicago. She created Hijab Trendz in 2007, which averages 2 million page views a month.

Following the Boston Marathon bombings many Muslims in New England said they felt under scrutiny once again as reports of the attackers links to extreme Islamic ideology emerged. We’ll talk with Muslims here in New Hampshire about what kind of conversations are going on within their own communities, as well as the perceptions they encounter from others.

Guests:

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Once a practicing Desi Muslim, Heina Dadabhoy is now a self-proclaimed atheist, feminist, and a blogger at Skepchick.  She recently funded her Kickstarter project, A Skeptics Guide to Islam.