In this video, Maria talks about meeting her journalism idol - award-winning Toronto Star journalist Noor Javed

The meeting took place at a  VOICES journalism workshop, where Maria and other young Muslim women learned about media from respected female journalists from Muslim communities.

The workshops are part of the OUTBURST! program. The program is supported by a grant from the Canadian Women's Foundation and delivered by the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic.

Congratulations 2013 Michele Landsberg Community Award Winner!

Each year, the Canadian Women's Foundation recognizes an organization that empowers girls and young women to find thier voices and raise awareness through media. This year's winner is Outburst!, which brings young Muslim women together to find thier voice and speak out about violence.