It Defines Who I Am

Here’s a poem written by Serine Yamout, from I Got it Covered, entitled “It Defines Who I Am“.

When your gaze lingers over me,
what are you truly seeing?

I feel your eyes on me,
you’re forming lies and opinions,
judging the way I carry myself
on my feet above the ground,
and leading yourself to believe
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I am a Muslim Woman

We scoured the web for interesting poems that can illustrate women and the hijab. Here’s one from Jenn Zaghloul, simply titled “I am a Muslim Woman” (Copyright 1999)

I am a Muslim Woman
Feel free to ask me why
When I walk, I walk with dignity
When I speak, I do not lie

I am a Muslim Woman,
Not all of me you’ll see
But what you should appreciate
Is that the choice I make is free

I’m not plagued with depression
I’m neither cheated nor abused
I don’t envy other women
And I’m certainly not confused

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