Author, Entrepreneur, and Founder of MuslimGirl
Hijri 1412-Present (AH); Common Era 1992–Present (CE)
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh is an author, entrepreneur, and founder of MuslimGirl, the online magazine for Muslim women. She founded the magazine in 2009 when she was 17. Originally, she and friends from her mosque published blogs on the site, and in 2015, the site developed a large volunteer staff and increased readership, with the site’s traffic growing by 90 percent and garnering 100 million hits in that year.
Al-Khatahtbeh was influential in the coverage of the shooting of Laquan McDonald by police in Chicago. She also partnered with Teen Vogue to produce a web series that discussed issues relevant to young Muslim women. She published her book, MuslimGirl: A Coming of Age, in 2016.