April 25, 2018 | Leave a Comment

MORE QUALITY LINK TO COMIC This comic is the style of Persepolis written by Marjane Satrapi. Her book is written from the perspective of a girl growing up in Iran during the Revolution and its aftermath. I chose the narrator of the comic to be a girl who begins wearing the hijab and her complicated […]

April 25, 2018 | Leave a Comment

While painting this, I was thinking about binaries and how often they are used in discourse surrounding Muslim women. For instance, the uncovered woman is liberated and brave while the veiled Muslim woman is oppressed and voiceless. In the article “Unveiling Scheherazade”, Charlotte Weber highlights that Western feminists buy into the sexualized, harem image of […]

April 25, 2018 | Leave a Comment

Podcast Transcription (beginning not heard in recording) Maymouna: I never thought I would be able to tell this story to anyone. Noura: What made you decide to tell your story? Maymouna: I felt I had to. I needed to share this with the world even if no one wanted to listen. Noura: I am glad […]