2017 EPC Nominee: Alia Youssef

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Everyday Political Citizen Tuesday, November 14, 2017 View Count = 785

2017 EPC Nominee: Alia Youssef

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Alia Youssef of GTA, ON, was nominated by Arezoo Najibzadeh

Alia Youssef is redefining civic leadership one shot at a time. Alia is an emerging photographer based in Toronto who is using her skills to bring attention to some of the most marginalized members of our society.

Her photography series named “The Sisters Project” investigates Muslim women’s representations in the media, and counters the idea that they can be painted with one brush by humanizing and diversifying the narratives of Muslim women.

Within the past two years, Alia has managed to create a community of diverse and strong Muslim women leaders who work in a variety of fields; and has inspired young Muslim women and girls to dream big.

In a world where Muslim women’s bodies are a used as a battleground for ideological and religious debate, Alia has created a safe space where Muslim women can celebrate who they are.

Do you know an #EPCitizen like Alia?
Nominate them today!


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Samara's Everyday Political Citizen celebrates positive political role models and builds a culture of positive politics in Canada. Conducted coast-to-coast-to-coast, the contest aims to recognize the rich diversity of politics and democracy in Canada, crowdsourcing hundreds of nominations from Canadians like you. Read more about Everyday Political Citizen, see more nominations, or submit your own nomination.

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