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State of Migration

What American Women Who Wear Hijab Want You to Know

Aug 26, 2016 | 10 videos
Video by Julie Winokur and Ed Kashi

In the short film Hijabi World, Rutgers University students—specifically, Muslim women who observe hijab—talk about the day-to-day challenges of wearing a headscarf. “Sometimes you itch in your own skin,” says one woman named Halima. These are the heartening testimonies of a handful of Muslim women about why they decided to wear the scarf and how it impacts their lives and religiosity.

This film appears in the third issue of Newest Americans, a collaboration between Rutgers University-Newark, Talking Eyes, and VII Photo centered around America's changing demographics. More information can be found on the Facebook page and Twitter account. This short film is part of an ongoing series on The Atlantic from Talking Eyes Media about movement, location, and identity called State of Migration.

Author: Nadine Ajaka


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An ongoing series from Newest Americans about movement, location and identity