Amani Bin Shikhan

Amani Bin Shikhan

Freelance writer.

Toronto-based. Interested in cultures, structures, people and diaspora.

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Wholesome Memes Is The Most Positive Place On Instagram

The internet can be a sad and dreary place. In a time where our feeds are filled with reminders of what feels like an impending, yet chill, Armageddon, small pockets of the massive online black hole preserve communal sanity with a surprisingly effective, digital coping mechanism: memes.

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Watch Puffy L’z New Video For “Riri” And Get To Know Toronto’s Halal Gang

The rapper, currently touring with Drake, talks about his crew and what it’s like to make it out the city.

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22 People Who Showed Us Where Culture Is Going In 2016

Blurb on YouTube star, Nura Afia's impact on cultural understandings of Muslims online.

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7 Black And Muslim Indie Fashion Designers To Know

A new class of self-made artisans brings fresh perspective to fashion and accessories.

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Jahkoy Wants To Make RnB Bright Again

The Toronto singer talks about shifting soul narratives with his upcoming EP, Foreign Water.

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For Sudanese Artist Alsarah, The Diaspora Is The Divine

On her new album Manara, the “East African Retro Pop” musician eschews tradition and stakes out her own musical home.

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I'm The Hairstylist Behind Sean Paul's Iconic Braids

How Yasmin Amira Davis's intricate braiding helped define the visual identity of an era.

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More Views From The 6

16 activists, creatives, politicians, and business owners share what their versions of Toronto look like.