When we see Muslims in the news, it is often not for a positive reason. The truth is that being a Muslim isn’t simply black and white.
Hello! I’m Kareeemah, founder of Hijabiglobetrotter (HGT). I created this platform in order to share my first solo journey abroad, shed light on the real-life of a Muslim, and mostly to connect with a community of travel lovers like myself.
My love for travel started at the age of six on my first trip abroad. After this life-changing experience, I had always craved for more. I engaged myself with atlases, encyclopedias, and world explorer computer games. Being in a multicultural environment influenced my passion. However, the biggest influence in my life is my parents. I am very grateful for them.
I’ve always dreaded the question “What do you want to be when you grow up”. As a toddler, the answer was easy, “I want to become a doctor.” In college, I always felt something was missing. I thought deep. Culture, language learning, connecting with people, and traveling is something I have always enjoyed. But how I could pursue my interest was the million-dollar question. I’ve gone through many obstacles while navigating this path- parents not initially believing in my goals, lack of communal support, being broke, Islamophobia, etc- However, Alhamdulillah (by the grace of God), here I am today. These challenges have made me stronger than I could imagine and made it clear where I want to be in life.