WHO’S HAWWAA?

“Throughout my life I have experienced so much adversity that I couldn’t help but wonder if anyone else was going through similar things as myself. But I soon realized, once I started sharing my own personal stories and listening to others, we as human beings, whose purpose on this Earth is still yet unknown, aren’t that different from each other. We are all individual pieces of a puzzle that all connect in some way. And I like that.”

“Throughout my life I have experienced so much adversity that I couldn’t help but wonder if anyone else was going through similar things as myself. But I soon realized, once I started sharing my own personal stories and listening to others, we as human beings, whose purpose on this Earth is still yet unknown, aren’t that different from each other. We are all individual pieces of a puzzle that all connect in some way. And I like that.”

 Hawwaa (they/them), a 20-year-old Queer Muslim, is a ready-to-wear designer, journalist, and activist from Minnesota currently living in New York City.

They have spent the most recent parts of their life designing & selling for runways and writing about fashion and activism. Their designs and stories have been featured in numerous magazines, including “Marie Claire”, “Girls’ Life”, “Seventeen” and “Teen Vogue” and have worked alongside the YWCA and the American Heart Association. Their goals are to show the world that being different is okay and they do so through their alternative designs and advocacy journalism.

Hawwaa is currently working to create a genderless brand/space that is all-inclusive no matter anyone's gender identity, sexual orientation, race, or religion.