Capitalized or not, Art and art is important to me. Besides serving as creative inspiration for my writing, I also make art to communicate.
I painted The Headliner to convey what if feels like to wear hijab nowadays — when my identity as a Muslim is attacked constantly. Like wearing the words people say about Muslim women on our heads.
I also paint, draw, collage, sew & doodle when I need my heart to become content. It’s my favorite way to de-stress.
Doodles of hijabis exhibiting all sorts of feelings, as they tend to do:
And, sometimes, things unsaid are better said through art.
Sullen Hijabi postcard series: