Popular Western belief frequently places Muslims in one of two camps: victim or enemy.
Stories here tell the struggles, successes, and – yes – normal lives of five young Muslim women thrust into a political landscape rife with fear, judgment and misunderstanding.
As University of Oregon journalism students finished reporting these stories, a high-profile hate crime left Portlanders reeling. Some stories shifted to include these young women’s responses.
Read, see, hear their stories here.