This article was published yesterday in The Globe and Mail; what are your thoughts on the event?
Saturday, Jun. 06
Born and raised in Canada, and faithful to Islam, young Muslim women find the balance that defines their lives at the ‘Sisters Prom' – a party where they can let loose without breaking religious rules
Last night, the 17-year-old honours student, yearbook editor and future engineer, arrived at her prom, concealed by a shapeless tunic, her stylish upswept hair forming a bump under her head scarf. Until, that is, she passed through the closed doors of the banquet hall in Mississauga, Ont., and, under a ceiling of blue and gold balloons, revealed an elegant teenager in a sparkling, black evening gown – the beginning of a night she had imagined since Grade 8.
There was dancing, but no boys – in mixed company, young Muslim women cannot dance or wear revealing clothing. No one was sneaking in alcohol – drinking is strictly forbidden by Islam. And there was no prom Queen: Instead, every graduate wore a tiara.
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