Toronto-based photographer, Alia Youssef, is on a mission to prove that no two Muslim women are the same; and she does so in the most beautiful way. She created The Sisters Project, which is a compilation of portraits of Muslim women that portray the diversity of a group of people who are often subject to stereotypes.
During a semester in a ‘Women in Islam’ course at Ryerson University, where Youssef is set to graduate from, a guest speaker said, “The media tends to paint all Muslim women with one brushstroke,” and this was the inspiration behind her series of photographs. She has since taken 25 portraits of Muslim women after hearing their stories and photographing them in a meaningful place.
Here we look at a few portraits featured in her collection.