Amara Majeed

Amara Majeed is an 18-year-old Muslim American activist. She is the founder of "The Hijab Project," a global initiative that promotes the understanding and empowerment of Muslim women through social experimentation. Amara and her project have been featured by numerous media sources, including but not limited to Good Morning America, Global News, BBC, MSNBC, The Baltimore Sun, Business Insider, Marie Claire Magazine, Yahoo!, and Seventeen Magazine. She earned a spot on Seventeen’s “Power Girls” list, which got her a full-page feature in the magazine. She recently appeared on Good Morning America as part of Amy Robach’s “Girl Power” series. She was named by Business Insider as one of the twenty most impressive high school students graduating in 2015. She was also named by BBC as one of the 100 Most Inspiring Women of 2015, and was featured in the 2015 season of BBC’s “100 Women.” She recently wrote an open letter to Donald Trump, published by Seventeen—it has become widely successful, and Good Morning America and Daily Mail have remarked that the letter has gone “viral.” She was personally invited to the Senate Floor to receive an official citation for The Hijab Project. In an effort to empower Muslim women and get them more involved in business and politics, she created a network of English-speaking Americans to teach the English language to Muslim girls from around the world. She is a writer, and she has published her work with media outlets such as CNN, The Huffington Post,, and Bustle. She was named by Marie Claire Magazine as one of twelve Muslim women that shatter stereotypes through fashion. She received the campus Editor-at-Large position at The Huffington Post. She was named by Salt Magazine as one of the 100 Most Inspiring Women. She was personally invited to speak at the Omni Hotel at Yale University for the 2015 International "Informed and Strong" Summit, and she recently hosted a session on inequality at the 2015 Ivy League Summit at Harvard University. Amara is a Global Ivy League Ambassador. Miss Majeed is currently a pre-law student at Brown University, pursuing a double major in Cognitive Neuroscience and Public Policy.