Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed
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Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed is the Editorial Director and Founder of CanadianMomEh (a parenting and lifestyle blog), a freelance journalist, and a work-at-home mom of two.

Entries by Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed

I am Malala Yousafzai

(8) Comments | Posted October 10, 2014 | 1:46 PM

Malala Yousafzai won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize and I am over the moon. Today marks a major day for women's rights, for Muslim women and for South Asian women.

I am Malala. I come from a lineage of women who fought stereotypes, racism and bigotry in their adapted homes...

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10 Lessons Learned From the Eye of the Storm

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2014 | 7:06 PM

Life is hectic, crazy, busy and non-stop most days. That is until or unless you or someone you love learns of a serious life altering medical condition. First it's panic, sometimes denial, then eventually acceptance. Along the way, if you're lucky you do some reflecting, you may find that it...

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A Quebec Doctor Asked Me to Remove My Hijab -- I Refused

(52) Comments | Posted March 13, 2014 | 1:19 PM

My anger at the ludicrousness of Bill 60 when I wrote my Open Letter to Pauline Marois has transformed over the past few months into a frustrated feeling of sadness. Watching our current government rule my place of birth is the equivalent of watching your childhood home be...

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Quebec's Charter Makes Minorities into Second-Class Citizens

(10) Comments | Posted January 14, 2014 | 5:07 PM

Public hearings for Bill 60 are getting underway; with that, public sentiment is heating up. Our government appears to have turned a blind eye to the long-term impact of its actions on its people; in particular its visible religious minorities.

Complaints of "verbal or physical abuse" against...

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I Took My Family to the Movies and Got Called a "F-ing Terrorist"

(38) Comments | Posted November 5, 2013 | 8:46 AM

My husband and I recently took our daughter and a dozen of her friends to the movies. It was a children's movie matinée. Our group took up an entire row in the theatre and so I sat right in front of them. A few minutes before the show began, a...

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Hey, Parti Québécois - It's My Hijab and My Choice

(34) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 12:39 PM

Everyone seems to have something to say about the recent proposed charter of values. The pundits, the white feminists, the atheists and the secularists. I've gotten hundreds of responses to my recently published pieces on the Charter. I've chosen to focus on the positive ones, which are overwhelming the majority....

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How Bullying and Racism Shaped Who I Am

(9) Comments | Posted October 2, 2013 | 12:43 PM

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Hundreds of children across the country are bullied every single day. In certain cases, it has to do with their race or the us versus them mentality. Here's my story.

I'm about to share one of the defining moments of my childhood. Powerful and...

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What a Hijab-Wearing Muslim Québecoise Has to Say to Pauline Marois

(607) Comments | Posted September 11, 2013 | 4:24 PM

Dear Mme. Marois,

I have a bone to pick with you. You may not know me, but I know you. I write to you as a hijab wearing Muslim Québecoise. I write to you woman to woman.

You see, I'm writing to you about my Quebec. My Quebec, in...

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