Off-Kilter Magazine feature, 2016. (Photo: Fauve Foto
We (the site & I) are so honored to have our work that we are so passionate about featured in countless online, in-print, television, and radio features internationally! We've been everywhere from Vogue to the New York Times to Korean and German television programs to panels and speaking engagements at universities and establishments internationally--and we couldn't have done it without your continued support, readership, and love! Your messages of support are what keeps this platform running and growing. So, thank you.

Speaking/booking inquiries:


+ Identity Politics podcast, "The Fabric of Our Lives" | December 2019

+ November 30: panel, "Balancing Academics with Activism", American Muslims for Palestine annual conference, Chicago

+ November 30: panel, "Breaking the Silence on Palestine", American Muslims for Palestine annual conference, Chicago

+ Business of Fashion, "Calling Out Fashion's Complex Times with Iran" | November 2019

+ November 21: talk + panel discussion, "Inside Iran's Fashion Industry", Business of Fashion annual Global Voices Summit, Soho Farmhouse, Oxfordshire, UK

+ November 18: panel, "Decolonizing Fashion", Columbia Law School, NYC

+ Tank Magazine "Talks: Hoda Katebi" | online & in-print, issue 81

+ November 13: talk, "The Politics of Fast-Fashion, from Nike to Blue Tin Production", American Islamic College, Chicago

+ October 8: talk, 4:00pm Landrum Bolling Center 105, Earlham College, Ohio

+ September 26: panel, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Chicago Architecture Biennial x UChicago Arts

+ September 5: talk, 11:00am - 12:15pm Elgin Community College, Spartan Auditorium (Bldg G)

+ September 12: talk, 6:00pm - 7:00pm Columbia College, Stage 2 (618 S. Michigan Ave.)

+ August 24: panel, "A Virtue of Disobedience", ByLine Festival, UK

+ July 13th: panel, "On Style & Sustainability", Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

+ June 25th: panel, "Ethical Fashion in Chicago", Chicago Fashion Incubator

+ May 11th: talk + workshop, "Resistance Through Self-Representation", 826 CHI, Chicago / tickets here (SOLD OUT)

+ April 22nd: panel, DFG x THR3EFOLD, Fashion Revolution Week, Chicago, IL / details here

+ April 20th: talk, Noor Islamic Cultural Center, Dublin, Ohio

+ April 16th: talk, Political Awareness Committee, St. Olaf College, Minnesota

+ April 14th: talk, MSA Art Gala, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia / (for tickets email

+ April 13th: talk, UChicago Refugee Gala (benefiting Blue Tin Production!) / tickets

+ April 7th, 10:00am CST: youtube live discussion with Arundhati Roy for #BecauseWeveRead / details here

+ April 1st, 6:00pm: talk, Siena College, New York

+ March 29th: keynote panel conversation, National Muslim Women's Summit at Harvard University, Massachusetts

+ March 28th: talk, Tufts University, Massachusetts

+ Intern Magazine, "Ones and Heroes" | March 2019

+ Chicago Foundation for Women, Pioneer Award | 2019

+ Varsity Magazine, University of Cambridge, "The Politicization of Fashion" | March 2019

+ March 18th: talk, "Perspectives on the Iranian Revolution," UC Berkeley + Perspective Magazine, California

+ February 22nd: talk, The New School - Parsons University, 45 rue saint-roch 75001, room 201, Paris, France

+ February 19th: talk, "Capitalism, Fast Fashion, and Consumption", UpEffect, London, UK 

+ February 18th: talk, OOMK Zine, London, UK 

+ February 17th: lecture + panel conversation, Trinity College at University of Cambridge, Cambridge-Winstanley Lecture Hall, UK

+ February 11th: panel conversation "Storytelling & Narratives", student center, Trondheim, Norway

+ February 11th: presentation/talk - Project Day, International Student Festival, Trondheim, Norway

February 10th: workshop, "Popular Culture & Migration", International Student Festival, Trondheim, Norway

+ February 7th: keynote, University of Alberta, International Week, Edmonton, CA 

VOGUE, "Hoda Katebi Is Launching a Fashion Production Co-Op for Immigrant and Refugee Women in Chicago" | January 2019

+ 90Days90Voices, "Refugee-owned sewing group launches in Chicago" | January 2019

+ The Intercept, "Marketing the Muslim Woman: Hijabs and Modest Fashion are the New Corporate Trend in the Trump Era" | December 2018

+ NBC Bay Area, video/text interview on Contemporary Muslim Fashion Exhibit at DeYoung Museum, San Francisco | November 2018

+ AJ+, interview on racist Israeli fashion advertisement | November 2018

+ October 4: lecture, "From Fashion to the War on Terror", Carleton University, Ottawa, CA

+ October 19: series of lectures, de Young Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Contemporary Muslim Fashions exhibit

+ September 29: keynote, National Iranian-American Council Summit, Washington D.C. / register here

+ August 24: lecture, Yellow Conference, "On the Politics of Fashion and Why Ethical Fashion Won't Save Us", Los Angeles

+ VOGUE, in-print (September issue) & online, "34 Stars Who Continue to Shine on a Global Stage" | September 2018

+ Refinery 29, "This Radical Book Club Has Your Summer Reading Sorted" | July 2018

+ Dazed Magazine, "The radical online book club all about real history and radical politics" | July 2018

+ Paper Magazine"Hoda Katebi: Muslim Fashion Blogger, Designer, Activist" | July 2018

+ Crain's Chicago Business, "20 in their 20s" | Class of 2018

+ TuStyle Magazine (in-print) | June/July 2018

+ Glamour Magazine interview (in-print) | June/July 2018

Il Venerdì di Repubblica (national Italian newspaper) interview + feature (in-print) | May 2018

+ The Daily Vox, "‘Because We’ve Read’: How Hoda Katebi’s Viral Interview Sparked A Global Reading Movement" | May 2018

+ Chicago Magazine (in-print & online), "Hoda Katebi Will Take Your Questions Now" interview | May 2018

+ April 7: keynoteEnvisioning Liberation Conference, Skidmore College, New York

+ April 14: panel conversation, iHeartHalal festival, Chicago Navy Pier

+ April 16: workshop, Northern Illinois University College of Law

+ April 21: lecture & workshop, Creating Justice Symposium, Chicago

+ April 24: workshop/lecture, University of Wisconsin

+ April 26: workshop/lecture, Morton College, Illinois

+ March 24: keynote, Women's Day Conference, Loyola University, Chicago

+ March 26: panel conversation, "Using Muslimahs to Sell Stuff: Panel on Hijab Commercialization", University of Toronto

New York Times (in-print & online), "A Muslim Fashion Blogger with a Fierce Message" | March 2018

+ March 8: panel conversation, International Women's Day, Global Encounters (virtual)

+ March 8: panel conversation, International Women's Day, DePaul University, Chicago

+ i-D Magazine, "This Radical Fashion Blogger Won't Be Exoticised for Wearing the Hijab", as part of the "notes on being a woman" series | March 2018

+ Citations Needed podcast interview, "How to Respond to Knee-Jerk Bigotry on Live TV" | February 2018

+ BBC Asia 'The Big Debate' radio interview | February 2018

+ WGN-TV News, live interview on Tehran Streetstyle | January 31, 2018
(subsequently covered in AJ+, Chicago Reader, Chicago Tribune, Daily Mail, Dazed Magazine, Emirates Woman, Glamour, InStyleRefinery29, RT News, Buzzfeed's See Something Say Something podcast, The GuardianThe Read Podcast, Yahoo, & others).

+ January 30: "CVE, War on Terror, and the Military-Police Complex" Workshop at the "Do Not Resist? 100 Years of Police Violence" exhibit, Hairpin Arts Center, Chicago, IL | event page

+ January 20: "From Tehran Streetstyle to the War on Terror: A Conversation on Identity, Feminism, Orientalism, White Supremacy, and Empire through Fashion." Workshop at the South Asian Awareness Network (SAAN) annual conference, University of Michigan

+ Newsy, "Meet Muslim Fashion Blogger Hoda Katebi" (video + article) | January 2018

+ WTMJ Radio "This Fashion Blogger is Muslim, Minimal, and Unapologetic" | January 2018

+ TRT World News, "How U.S. Media is Portraying the Iran Protests" | January 2018

+ The Funambulist Magazine (Paris-based), Jan-Feb 2018, issue: Clothing Politics #2, interview and podcast recording | January 2018

+ KPFK's Middle East In Focus radio interview on the Muslim Ban & Anti-Muslim racism | December 2017

+ November 21: Round-table discussion on revolution + design | Art Institute of Chicago

+, "Streetstyle in Iran" | November 2017

+ October 19: Tehran Streetstyle & Underground Fashion in Iran talk | University of Chicago

+ July 29: Panelist, 3rd Annual Fair Trade Fashion Show (Los Angeles) | tickets here

+ July 24: Panelist, "Faith and Racial Justice", Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (live stream)

+ Apartment Therapy, "Secrets of Stylish People Who Always Have Something to Wear" | July 2017

+ July 1: Roundtable on civil rights | ISNA convention

+ Origin Magazine, issue 20 (in-print) | June 2017

+ June 30: "In the Moment Between the Old & the New" panel discussion | 6-9pm, Roman Susan gallery

+ Wit & Delight: "Fashion We're Loving from Eid Celebrations" | June 2017

+ May 23: "NYCxDESIGN: Redesigning Citizenship" | Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator

+ Refinery 29, "The Powerful Message Behind the 'Banned' Scarves" | May 2017

+ In Support Of, "House Sessions: Hoda Katebi" | May 2017

Racked"How Iranian Women Became the Queens of Online Shopping" | May 2017

Teen Vogue"Livia Firth Explores the True Cost of Fast Fashion on the Environment" | April 2017

+ TNT American Race Season 1, pre-show panel (video here) | May 2017

+ May 6: "Hoodoisie" live news show & podcast | event page here

+ April 29: Book Signing @ 'Be Social SF' | Ill Muslims, tickets available here (SF, California)

+ April 25: "Tehran Streetstyle: A Talk with Hoda Katebi" | University of California, Berkeley, CMES 340 Stephens Hall

+ April 22: LA Times Festival of Books | Farhang Foundation booth (LA, California)

+ April 18: "Human Rights on the Southside of Chicago" panel discussion | Pozen Center for Human Rights, 6pm, 300 W Superior

+ April 17: "How Can We Use Art to Combat Islamophobia?" talk + zine-making workshop with Leila Abdelrazaq | Columbia College, event page here

+ Collective Hub Magazine, issue 44 | April 2017

+ April 10: "Tehran Streetstyle: A Conversation with Hoda Katebi" | Parsons School of Design, 6:45pm Kellen Auditorium 66 fifth ave (NYC)

+ April 8: "Radically Unapologetic: Fashion, Politics, & Faith with Hoda Katebi" | Muslim Women Make, 1:00pm (NYC), tickets available here

+ April 7: "Fashioning the Movement: Ethics and Fashion Activism" | panel discussion with Najma Sharif of Equality for HER & Celine Semaan, The Slow Factory (NYC)

+ April 3: "Behind the Veil" | Stockton University, Board of Trustees Room (NJ)

+ Daily News Egypt, "Fashion Between Tolerance & Politics" (in print & online) | March 2017

+ Canvas Gallery, Chicago "I Gotchu: Showing Up for Intersectional Womens Rights" panelist | March 2017

+ Vocalo Radio, "Binaries & Weaponizaion of the 'Real': Transphobia & Islamophobia" with intersex-activist Pidgeon Pagonis | March 2017

+ Allure Magazine, "11 Muslim Women in the Fashion-Beauty Industry Reveal Their Style Icons" | March 2017

+ University of Chicago, "Responding to Rising Hate: Islamophobia & Racism" panelist with Dr. Suad Khabeer & Shamar Hemphill | February 2017

+ Vice / i-D Magazine "Muslim Blogger Hoda Katebi on the Connection Between your Closet and the Revolution" | February 2017

+ Mother Jones, "America Has a Lot to Learn from this Muslim Fashion Blogger" | February 2017

+ All Saints Magazine "#GirlBoss: Iranian-American Blogger Hoda Katebi" | February 2017

+ Opziji Magazine (Netherlands/Dutch), "Catwalk Teheran" | issue 10, 2016

+ University of Chicago, "The Politics of Fashion" talk | November 2016

+ Northeastern University - Boston, "The Politics of Tehran Streetstyle" talk | November 2016

+ University of Illinois-Chicago, Champaign Urbana, "Islam & Feminism" talk | November 2016

+ Wabash College, "Views from the Left: Socialist Politics in 2016 & Beyond" panelist with George Ciccariello & Todd Hill | October 2016

+ Interview on NPR's Worldview | October 2016

+ Columbia College, "Breaking Stereotypes" panelist | October 2016

+ Brownbook Magazine, September/October 2016 -- issue 59 | September 2016

+ Interview on Radio Islam, "Politics, Fashion, and Feminism" | August 2016

+ Off-Kilter Magazine, cover story | August 2016

+ Chicago Magazine, "5 Chicago Muslim Women Bloggers You Should Know" | August 2016

+ Refinery29, Streetstyle in the Middle East | July 2016

+ Afar Magazine, "How Fashion Can Challenge Western Misconceptions About Iran & Islam" | July 2016

+ Muslim Women Creatives panelist | May 2016

+ Chicago Humanities Festival, "Hijab and Fashion" panelist with Asra Nomani | May 2016

+ Perspective Magazine, "Behind JooJoo Azad: Interview with Hoda Katebi" | Winter 2016

+ Cafe Nadery, "Tehran Streetstyle" presentation | February 2016

+ Notre Dame University, "The Politics of the Underground Iranian Fashion Scene" presentation | February 2016

+ Al Bayan Magazine, "The Muslim Brand" | Winter 2016

+ Bento, "So bunt und modern ist der Streetstyle in Teheran" (German) | 2016

+ Muftah, "Tehran Streetstyle" is Challenging Perceptions of Beauty, Identity, and Resistance" | 2016

+ District Magazine, cover story | August 2015

+ Guest on Korean TV Show "A Style for You," to style looks and talk about the Hijab | 2015

+ Invited to co-host the 2015 For The Sake of Fashion benefit runway show in collaboration with UNICEF DePaul | 2014

+ Malala Foundation Blog, "The Power of One Girl With a Blog" | 2014

+ Rivista di Moda, cover story  | February 2014

+ Listed as 5th in Teen Vogue's Top 100 Fashion Bloggers | 2014

+ Ranked #10 Up-and-Coming Fashion Blog in the World by Bloglovin | 2013


For any and all collaboration/press inquires, please email Hoda at and you will receive a response within 1-2 days. 

Please note that while we try really, really hard not to run on Persian time, sometimes it comes too naturally and therefore you might actually not receive a response within 5-7 days. (We apologize in advance).

Brands + Bloggers 

We love collaborating with brands and bloggers with similar visions and goals! Please keep in mind that this is strictly an ethical fashion blog and therefore poor ethical standards are not tolerated. Preference on collaborations will be given to brands that demonstrate philanthropic efforts and clear social responsibility, as well as adequate identity representation. 

Please don't let Hoda be the darkest-skinned person you are planning on collaborating with/sponsoring.

Media kit is available upon request.

We have not/will never collaborate with a brand or organization with questionable/poor ethical standards, such as those on the boycott list, and will continue to reject collaboration offers from such brands. All sponsored content will clearly be marked as so. 

Speaking Engagements/Interviews

Hoda has given interviews, lectures, and participated in panel discussions about topics relating to/including: her Tehran Streetstyle book and original research on the politics underground Iranian fashion industry and the intersections of Islam, feminism, hijab, Orientalism, gender, and fashion; ethical fashion and anti-capitalism; art and activism, and other intersections of her work.