There is a certain vulnerability that circulates women-based needs and gratification, specifically the independence and initiative needed to meet those needs.
Any time we put something on our heads, whether it be a headband; hat; or, in my case, a hijab, there is always the slight chance something can go wrong.
On one hand, the overuse of the female body as an object of spectacle objectifies, sexualises, and reinforces dangerous notions of female passivity. On the other, the raw, undeniable beauty of the female form ought to be celebrated, and makes for some breathtaking art. Is it, then, simply too lovely to censor?
The historical narratives that we are typically fed in educational and mainstream spaces often prioritise white history and white culture. Where is the ‘other’ side of history?