In episode two of our new docuseries, we meet Ammarah Haynes, a Black Muslim teenager who is doing everything she can to squash negative stereotypes.
In celebration of the power and achievements Black girls everywhere, ESSENCE.com has launched 'ESSENCE Black Girl Magic.' Presented by Walmart, this original six-part docuseries captures the poignant stories and diverse lifestyles of six young women from across the country who epitomize Black excellence.
It’s not easy being a Black girl in America. And it’s even harder being a Black Muslim teenager.
Meet Ammarah Haynes, the subject of ESSENCE Black Girl Magic episode two and a Black Muslim teen who is doing everything she can to dispel myths surrounding her beliefs.
“As a Muslim woman, a lot of people things that I’m just submissive,” she said.
Award-winning director Madeline Hunt-Ehrlich follows Haynes’ journey as she settles into her routine in her new home of Durham, North Carolina and works to fit into her high school.
“I’m excited about shining a light on Islam and addressing the negative stereotypes,” Haynes said.
Watch a trailer for the video below, and catch the entire episode when it premieres next week.