Waking up Muslim on 9/11 by Jameelah Medina « Feminism and Religion

Jameelah Medina writes of her experience

I have often stated that I went to sleep as an African American woman on September 10 [2001] and woke up Muslim on 9/11. It may seem odd to say this since I am a third-generation Muslim…

A sad but compelling and important story of intersectionality and the intensity of “othering” in white-normative, Christian-normative America today. I honor Jameelah for her courage in refusing to give up her hijab in order to “pass” as Christian, and thank her for sharing her story.

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