Playboy is known for their centerfolds and naked, bunny-costumed women, but recently they just revolutionized their brand in the best way possible.
Last Thursday, Sept 22, Playboy published an inspiring profile piece on Libyan American journalist Noor Tagouri. She was featured on their “2016 Playboy Renegade” vertical and she is the first ever hijab-wearing women to appear in the iconic magazine.
The lengthy yet inspiring piece highlights the journalist's charming personality, her intelligence and her ambition. She strives to be the first hijab-wearing new anchor. From her countless news videos, she definitely has talent telling stories and goes in-depth in her pieces.
On being a Muslim woman, she says, “To be honest, I think being a hijabi Muslim woman, helped me gain that [personal] trust. I know what it’s like to have the narrative of our community be skewed and exploited in the media. I was like, ‘Hey, I know what it’s like to be misrepresented in the media. I won’t do that to you. I want to tell your story because it’s important and deserves justice.'”
She wants to empower with her stories, knowing first-hand the impact stories about marginalized groups have on those communities.
She acknowledges that she may at first glance appear different from others in mainstream media, but that doesn’t stop her from doing what she loves and we hope she continues to do so! Read the rest of her interview here.