18 years ago, Lauryn Hill published her first, and, to date, only, studio album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. It is one of the most influential hip hop albums of all time and had a significant impact, particularly on young women in the late 1990s to early 2000s. It was also the first hip hop album that won a Grammy for “Album of the Year.” The album had everything: a great sound, meaningful lyrics, Lauryn Hill’s outstanding voice, visually beautiful music videos. It put a strong emphasis on seeking knowledge and women’s empowerment, African American women, in particular. The album is one of a few truly timeless records and is just as relevant today as it was almost 20 years ago.
One of the most difficult topics for Muslim feminists is the lack of support they get from mainstream Muslims. Many Muslim men are completely opposed to the idea of feminism, and many Muslim women are afraid of it being un-Islamic and having to choose one over the other.
As I mentioned in a previous post, I won several items in the TopVintage summer giveaway, among them two accessories. One of the accessories I won was this super cute hairband from Be Bop a Hairbands.
When people find out that I choose to live in Athens they are usually surprised, if not outright shocked. Generally, they ask how it is to live here during the crisis, especially as a German citizen.
Half Bulgarian Turk, half German living life as an expat in Greece.