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Here is another double post due to the hectic nature of this weekend - I will get back on track with cross-posting, I will!

Caught My Eye: Muslimah Media Watch
Muslimah Media Watch gives a great perspective on voices that are not often allowed to speak in either Western or global media: Muslim women. They bring together broad opinions about representation with very focused stories on the impact of decisions by governing bodies on Muslim women (such as FIFA's treatment of the Iranian womens' soccer team). They represent voices from American patriots and Bangladeshi students alike. This blog gives a broad and informative look at Muslim women, and it is created both by and for them.

Here are three of my favorite posts:
Why Did Tom MacMaster Choose to be "A Gay Girl" Blogging from Damascus?

The Ghettoization of Begumpura Neighborhoods

The Sensational Story That Wasn't: Reports Of 'Stoning' Death Of Ukrainian Girl Turn Out To Be False

Want some more media to digest? Check out more of the Caught My Eye series.
The Q + Responses
This week's question is a pretty simple one (well, I suppose it is for the American readers, perhaps not for others):

What are you doing/did you do for the 4th of July?

I don't quite know yet, but I believe I'll be hanging out at Gasworks Park and telling young people to vote along with my other Washington Bus Summer Fellows.

And here are your fabulous responses to the question: What does fashion do for you?

Video response from Joanne H. not fashionable. I spent 4 years in a Catholic schools, and I was fine wearing a uniform. Now, I care a bit how I look. I mean, I dress up for church- that's something I've always done. Normally though, I wear what is comfortable. Most of my shirts I got from somewhere. The shirts I did buy almost a year ago I thought had a cool design. And sort of it for fashion for me. - Stephen S.

Hey! I'm not a super fashionable person, but I wanted to add to your thought-bank.
So for me, fashion is not so much an outward expression of who I am, but an expression of how I feel. And of course they feed off of each other but pretty much its how I feel is reflected in what I decide to wear. For example, if I'm feeling confident, I might wear a dress or something thats not a pair of jeans or sweats. If I'm feeling like crap, its sweats all the way. The reason I'd say I dress to match how I feel vs to express who I am, is becuz I still haven't quite figured out who I am. I could be super valley girl-esque one day and then modern New Yorker the next. Granted, I do fall under the label of a new age hippie vs a bimbo but I'm still in the search of me.
Idk what you wanted for your responses but I just wanted to contribute somehow. Haha. - Cammi M.

Check out more reader responses to The Q.
  • Reading: The Tragedy of Arthur
  • Watching: Buffy the Vampire Slayer


Jordan Alam
Artist | Student | Literature
United States
Hello there!
This dA account is in partnership with my blog: The Cowation which hosted much of my work up until my return here. Please check it out!

I am a student at Barnard College and am hoping to keep up with all my artistic and crafty talents - while a college budget does not always support these sorts of dalliances, I will make use of my two homes - NYC and Seattle - for all the inspiration I need!

I am a writer, a photographer, a book maker, a knitter, a reader, and a listener. I also love tea and aloe vera plants.

Current Residence: Barnard College, NYC
Operating System: Windows
MP3 player of choice: Sansa Fuze
Personal Quote: "Enjoying questionable content."

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IllegalPoser Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
I'm pretty sure I'm about to create a new deviant art. This account is four years old. And I certainly don't want to delete it. But I want to move on.
roxaroni Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
uhm hey!! one day I was wandering around the net and somehow found your dA! I don't know if you remember me but uhm, it's Cindy.

I didn't know you moved to NYC! I finally just moved back to Seattle so I guess we missed each other, haha. Oh god don't look my gallery, btw, it's so juvenile and anime compared to yours. I'll be sad, haha.
thecowation Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Student Writer
Cindy! Of course I remember you!
How long has it been since you moved back to Seattle? How are you doing?
roxaroni Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, sorry this is super late! Yeah, I moved back to Seattle just last summer. I was sort of living in Florida with my dad all this time. I didn't think to apply to WA colleges so right now I'm going to BCC, but yeah it's ok. How is NY? C:
thecowation Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Student Writer
Hey! Sorry that I didn't reply to this earlier - I got really busy in the last two weeks.
Anyway, NYC is awesome and there's always something to do. I can't imagine living anywhere else! Haha, I've met a lot of great people and still keep in touch with a lot of people in WA so it's great.
How is it to be back at BCC? Do you hang out with anyone that we went to high school with or a totally new crowd? And how was Florida? I imagine there is a complete difference between those two points of the country :P
MangaFruit Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
I see
MangaFruit Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009

I just filled in all my info and it didnt show up.

katarthis Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the visit, the fav, and welcome back to DA. You've got a nice eye for photo work; stay creative.

MangaFruit Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
Haha, I figured there was no point in making another account when I already had one.

p.s dont go throwing that username around, dont want other people thinking its awesome and taking it ;)
Lissa-B Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome to dA! nice gallery!
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