In 2010, she set out with the vision to bring hijabs into the mainstream and to empower hijab wearing women worldwide. She is a regular contributor to Elle.com and has appeared on many mainstream media outlets in the US.
Melanie shares how at a young age, her close friends had a big influence in her becoming close to Islam. She describes her early experiences at school whilst wearing the hijab and how she was determined from a young age to show wearing a hijab did not change people.
Her story starts in Detroit and moves to Chicago, Dubai and New York.
In this wide-ranging conversation, we talk about
Melanie’s brand echoes her loud and colourful personality. Her passion for empowering women is infectious. She has built a strong brand with a tribe of loyal supporters.
We had a blast speaking with Melanie, the episode covers so many subjects and Melanie is a true inspiration.
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