I want to go back a few months to ISNA 2013. I was slacking on the blogging then, but I met some pretty cool people and had a nice time supporting Ridwan Adhami. I didn’t get a lot of time to take my own photos because we were running a photo booth at the event, and things were HECTIC. I have to say that we had one of the most popular booths in town. Anyway, I’m going to be doing a few flashback posts in the next week or so, just so I can feel caught up with myself. Life gets busy, blogs get forgotten, but PinkGingerale is FOREVER.

Our RidzDesign booth ruled the world. #TeamRidzDesign
Photographing Mohamed Issa, founder of NoorVitamins, a halal certified vitamin brand.
I loved meeting Ibtihaj Muhammad, Olympic Fencer who visited our booth. Her and her sister Faiza were the SWEETEST. It’s so great to see young Muslim women standing out internationally for their work. RESPECT!
Winnie Detwa, lifestyle blogger, was another one of my favorites. She had an awesome booth with super cute Turban Nation t-shirts. I had to snag one for my sister. She is one that you should all definitely look out for!
the perks of being on #TeamRidzDesign … you get to pick the posted photo πŸ™‚ my default look

If you’d like to see the collection of photos from ISNA by Ridwan, you can browse the album here. I’m always really impressed to see huge companies and nonprofits run by Muslims because I didn’t see a lot of that growing up, despite living outside of the nation’s capital where we have an incredibly large Muslim community. We met filmmakers, authors, singers, bloggers, athletes, poets, actors, photographers, painters, fashion designers, and a lot of hooligans, too πŸ˜‰ It’s always exciting driving up to the convention and seeing thousands of people who share the same faith as you. As a minority in the states, it’s pretty rare that I come across this. So, when I do.. it’s that much more magical.


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Northern VA native, currently living in Dallas, TX. I love my husband, my family, and eating my food with lots of dipping sauces. I started Pinkgingerale in 2009 as a way of sharing my thoughts, photos, and life with people around the world. Today I continue with a vision of inspiring people through my life journey, and belonging to a community of story-tellers.

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