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How to be a Mindful Activist: with Isra Chaker

The world feels like it’s on fire these days. How do we take care of ourselves while still taking care of the world? We reached out to our Game Changer Isra Chaker, a leading activist...

Summer Styling

Getting creative with your VELA this Summer can bring a burst of much needed joy. So we reached out to some of our favorite ambassadors to show us how they have fun with their scarves....

Anti-Racism Classes & Workshops

The fight for racial justice has a long way to go, and in reality there is no end point to progress. The journey of unlearning, and engaging in the practice of anti-racism, is a life long...

Racial Justice: How to Take Action & Learn More

The time to show up is now. We don’t claim to be experts, but we can use our platform to share resources and amplify the voices of the leaders at the forefront of dismantling racism....

Minimalism in Ramadan

As we enter the last stretch of this blessed month, we decided to bring it back to the basics. So we asked Noha Sahnoune to share her thoughts on simplicity and minimalism in Ramadan. We hope these...

Conquer Ramadan Bloat with Dr. Sebaa

Has fasting this Ramadan left you feeling physically bleh? Quarantine has left us more sedentary and reaching for comfort foods. You loved our last blog post about Islamically inspired suhur ideas with Dr. Sebaa, so...

Motherhood, Lockdown, Ramadan: How VELA Mamas do it!

This Mother’s Day is unlike any other. Over the past weeks, many of us have witnessed our mothers pour their heart and soul into protecting their homes and family. From hours spent disinfecting the house,...

Suhur: 3 Simple Recipes Worth Trying

At this point in Ramadan you may be running out of suhur ideas. Or just plain bored of scrambled eggs and watermelon. So we asked the amazing Aïcha Sebaa, a Doctor of East Asian Medicine and functional...

The Curated Guide to a Virtual Ramadan

At this point you may be overwhelmed with all the different ways you can have a “virtual Ramadan” this year. Whether you’re in too many Ramadan Whatsapp groups or don’t know which livestream to turn...