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.