(RNS) Indonesian fashion designer Jenahara aims to give Muslim women clothing options that are both modest and stylish. Photo by Kevin Eckstrom.

Travelblog: Hipster hijabs

JAKARTA, Indonesia (RNS) For many people, the hijab is a kind of Rorschach test — we use it, unconsciously or not, as a barometer about our feelings on Muslims or Islam.

A photograph from the exhibit “She Who Tells a Story” at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Mass. Photograph , gelatin silver print with India ink *Copyright Shirin Neshat, *Charles Bain Hoyt Fund and Francis Welch Fund *Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Women photographers shatter Middle Eastern stereotypes

BOSTON (RNS) “She Who Tells a Story,” a photo exhibit now showing at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, features the work of 12 women from Muslim countries who shatter stereotypes with works that are provocative, beautiful, mysterious, and surprising, all at the same time.

RNS photo by Omar Sacirbey

Muslim women bridge differences to help refugees resettle in U.S.

LYNN, Mass. (RNS) Iman Shati and Ayfer Abed Aljabar come from two different countries, two different cultures and even two different sects of Islam. Yet they're working together to help Iraqi refugees adjust to life in the U.S. by obtaining health insurance, driver's licenses and even laptops with Arabic letter keys. By Omar Sacirbey.