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ON HIJAB - A PERSONAL ESSAY

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ON HIJAB - A PERSONAL ESSAY

[On Hijab] You would think for such a visibly obvious topic it would be easier to talk about. Usually though, It's either you wear it, or don't, and the conversation ends before it begins.
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Being a Guyanese Muslim is an important part of my identity. It is an undeniably powerful thing to be VISIBLE. But that's the thing. It's powerful. And sometimes it's not the power you want to portray.

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BLACK PANTHER COSTUME ENVY

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BLACK PANTHER COSTUME ENVY

One element relevant to Y.F.T. in Marvel's new Black Panther movie is the stunning costume design throughout the movie. Specifically, the traditional thobes that graced the Black Panther and Wakanda King, T'Challa. (FYI there are NO spoilers here - but if you haven't seen the movie yet, wakanda person are you??) Too bad not all the set pictures are available online  (you'll have to see the movie to catch the details). The scenes where T'Challa isn't in the Black Panther superhero costume definitely caught my eye. Costume designer, Ruth Carter, who worked on notable films like Malcolm X (for which she...

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