Posts Tagged ‘Aasiyah Abdul Musawwir’

Angry Hijabi

by Aasiyah Abdul Musawwir let me be frank with you, buzz-cut Mao-quoting tattoo-bearing gender and women studies major, waving your flag of female liberation up in my face – no, Man (with a  capital “M”) has not colonized my mind. no i am not beaten, abused, or subjugated by my heinous male relatives. and the […]

Umm and Ummah

by Aasiyah Abdul Musawwir Arabic, you are the tongue of my spirit And Wallahi, it is no coincidence that umm, “mother,” and Ummah, “community,” come from the same root. I talk a lot about this hijab… You ask me if it is mandated – I will tell you it is essential, life-giving, the umbilical chord […]