Hey everyone! My name is Hawwaa (they/them). I am a 20-year-old Non-Binary, Queer Muslim fashion designer, writer, and activist. When it comes to designing, I learned most of what I know from watching YouTube videos and using my mother's old hijabs to make clothing. I started off by making poorly constructed skirts and decorating every piece of clothing I could find with acrylic paint and whatever else I could find around the house. Then, when designing and sewing just wasn’t enough for me, I started writing blogs at the age of 14 in order to showcase my work to the world.
I have shown at six different runway shows including three during New York Fashion Week and have been featured in numerous magazines, including “Marie Claire”, “Girls’ Life”, “Seventeen” and “Teen Vogue” for my designs and/or my unique style and way of thinking. I began using my art and designs to inspire girls, boys, and everyone in between. My goal is to show the world that being different is okay and I do so through my wild and out of the box designs and through my writing where I can share my thoughts and communicate with others. I advocate for inclusivity among all genders, orientation, races, and religion.
P.S. Stay weird!