Madinah Noorai

Madinah Noorai

A first-generation Afghan-American living in Los Angeles. With a degree in Political Science and a concentration in the Middle East, her blog covers politics, cultural taboos, and identity reconciliation. She tweets @madinahhh (twitter.com/madinahhh)

The Mean Girls of Afghanistan

Recently, Afghan Americans tuned in to see the Instagram famous Afghan girl, Durrani Popal, an employee of DASH, the infamous clothing store owned by the Kardashian sisters. In the slew of Insta-famous-for-nothing girls, Durrani was given special attention from our community, for the sole fact that she was an Afghan, beautiful, and works for the Kardashians. There are only a handful of fashion and makeup Afghan gurus, and with her big beautiful blue eyes and amazing fashion sense, it’s easy to see why Afghan Americans were eager for her to shed positive light on her ethnic background. We all waited ...

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