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Being the First Hijab-Wearing Female Journalist in Montreal Television

Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed


In this video, Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed sits in front of a background that is of a luxury lodge with a fireplace hanging from the roof, couches and tables, with the windows showing a snowy sunset. Naqvi-Mohamed is wearing a pink hijab that matches her navy blue and pink flowered shirt, as well as metal-framed glasses.

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Being the first hijab-wearing female journalist in Montreal television

with Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed

Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed is the Editorial Director of CanadianMomEh.com and a spokesperson for the diverse face of Canadian moms. She is also a regular contributor to the Huffington Post Canada.

In this video

Themes

Islamophobia

Allyship

Naqvi-Mohamed recounts her journey to becoming the first woman in Quebec to appear on television wearing a hijab. While discussing how she made history, she shares her personal experience with racism and discrimination as well as her approach to responding to crisis.

Taking action

  • Do not stay quiet about representation and diversity, be proud and unapologetically for justice

  • Take the mic and tell your own story

  • Feature, amplify and sponsor BIPOC initiatives

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