March being Women's History Month, the International Museum of Women (IMOW) has revealed a global new exhibit featuring the artwork of Muslim women this month.
The online exhibit 'Muslima: Muslim Women's Arts & Voices' is already being considered to be groundbreaking and historical even having only been recently launched.
In an article written for the Huffington Post, exhibit curator, Samina Ali, conveys that she has a desire to share the heroic stories of Muslim women who may not otherwise receive any notice or attention.
The sad reality is that many of us have grown accustomed to –- and comfortable with –- seeing Muslim women portrayed as victims.
Ali aims to even the ledger of discourse by way of the exhibit and as such has interviewed Muslim women in a number of vital and honorable roles around the world. Among these women are Dr. Shirin Ebadi, the first Muslim female to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, and Maria Bashir, the only women Prosecutor General in Afghanistan.
Viewers of the exhibit are in store to see versatile, creative pieces that have a number of different cultural components in the genres of photography, painting, and graphic design. The featured slideshow showcases three thought provoking pieces.
Note: Ali is also the founder of Daughters of Hajar, a Muslim American feminist organization.