Ashley Rey
December 10, 2016 1:11 pm
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Beauty blogger and CoverGirl brand ambassador Nura Afia sat down with Cosmopolitan to talk about her life post Trump’s presidential victory. Just before the election, CoverGirl’s first hijabi brand ambassador released a national campaign and became one of the most visible Muslim women in America. With the amount of hate crimes against Muslims comparable to those right after 9/11, we expected Nura’s life to be less than easy right now. But in spite of the discrimination she faces every now and then, the wife and mom is doing just fine.

Nura is happy that her public platform is helping to paint Muslims in a positive light.

It’s no secret that Trump’s win has incited violence against many disenfranchised groups. And even though social media has played a huge role in birthing allies, it can be hard to believe that support is truly out there.

Nura shared of one experience in particular where she received a compliment from someone she didn’t expect — giving her hope that the good outweighs the evil.

It’s nice to see that people are coming together right now. We definitely wish for more of this!

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