"The Muslim Girl clique is what we refer to all of the women that make up our team, from collegiate chapter presidents to writers to bloggers to editors, we call ourselves the Muslim Girl clique, and the way that that came about is because we were always the girls that felt like we didn't belong, right? And really just like the word clique kind of espouses that type of feeling.
"Our clique right now is made up of seven editors and over 70 women from around the world, a writer's network of girls that are just eager to really use the written word to put their voices out there and elevate their narrative.
"One story that I heard from one of our writers really just hit the nail on the head for me ... When she joined the team, she was one of our youngest writers. She was an outgoing high school senior, and she was about to enter college, and she said that in one of her first days in her lecture class, she heard the professor talking about Islam in a way that was extremely offensive, extremely inaccurate, and she hesitated for a second, you know, she got really anxious, but she found the courage to raise her hand and correct the professor in front of her entire class of young freshman malleable minds. And she said that the moment that she raised her hand to correct him, it was because she knew that she had a Muslim Girl army behind her. And I think that's really the whole beauty behind it is that it's self-esteem building, it's reminding us that we're not alone in this".