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- Words and image by: @kynakool @reinesenegalese 🇸🇳 “Being a Muslim girl to me means that my life is centered around my religion. It means that I have sisters anywhere I go who are supportive and understanding, but it also means that I will be tested and will experience discrimination my entire life. As a Muslim girl, I have to be the best person I can be because I have the possibility to change someone's view on my fellow Muslims through just one interaction. Two years ago while traveling to Senegal with my family, my mum was given a pat down at the airport. I will never forget it because my mum began crying because she felt that she was being discriminated against. My mum always gets chosen for pat downs even though they claim it as ‘random’. There have been times where I’ve sat down next to someone on a bus or train and they immediately sprang up. Once that happened while I was with a friend and she was so shocked that it was such a normal encounter for me. I answer a lot of ignorant questions and respond to many ignorant comments from people my age and even adults. I think that a lot of people don't understand Muslims and I really wish that there were more ways I could help educate people.” #makeportraitsnotwar #girlgaze
- Words and image by: @kynakool @reinesenegalese 🇸🇳 “Being a Muslim girl to me means that my life is centered around my religion. It means that I have sisters anywhere I go who are supportive and understanding, but it also means that I will be tested and will experience discrimination my entire life. As a Muslim girl, I have to be the best person I can be because I have the possibility to change someone& #39;s view on my fellow Muslims through just one interaction. Two years ago while traveling to Senegal with my family, my mum was given a pat down at the airport. I will never forget it because my mum began crying because she felt that she was being discriminated against. My mum always gets chosen for pat downs even though they claim it as ‘random’. There have been times where I’ve sat down next to someone on a bus or train and they immediately sprang up. Once that happened while I was with a friend and she was so shocked that it was such a normal encounter for me. I answer a lot of ignorant questions and respond to many ignorant comments from people my age and even adults. I think that a lot of people don& #39;t understand Muslims and I really wish that there were more ways I could help educate people.” #makeportraitsnotwar #girlgaze
- Words and image by: @kynakool @reinesenegalese 🇸🇳 “Being a Muslim girl to me means that my life is centered around my religion. It means that I have sisters anywhere I go who are supportive and understanding, but it also means that I will be tested and will experience discrimination my entire life. As a Muslim girl, I have to be the best person I can be because I have the possibility to change someone's view on my fellow Muslims through just one interaction. Two years ago while traveling to Senegal with my family, my mum was given a pat down at the airport. I will never forget it because my mum began crying because she felt that she was being discriminated against. My mum always gets chosen for pat downs even though they claim it as ‘random’. There have been times where I’ve sat down next to someone on a bus or train and they immediately sprang up. Once that happened while I was with a friend and she was so shocked that it was such a normal encounter for me. I answer a lot of ignorant questions and respond to many ignorant comments from people my age and even adults. I think that a lot of people don't understand Muslims and I really wish that there were more ways I could help educate people.” #makeportraitsnotwar #girlgaze
- "Through the photography I have discovered a particular interest in exploring what it means to be a woman. I have come across different interpretations, different ways of approaching the feminine and externalizing it. Revealing the layers that make up femininity and understanding that we are not made in one way. I meet transgender and powerful women who were born with a gender that does not correspond to their identity. Women who in a country like ours are armed every day of courage to uncover and make known their experiences. My intention in approaching these women is to break the taboos imposed by society around this issue. Portraying them in order to humanize them and show their natural character, trying to define the thin line that exists between being born a woman and being a woman." words & series by @victoriaholguin #QueerGaze #girlgaze
- "Through the photography I have discovered a particular interest in exploring what it means to be a woman. I have come across different interpretations, different ways of approaching the feminine and externalizing it. Revealing the layers that make up femininity and understanding that we are not made in one way. I meet transgender and powerful women who were born with a gender that does not correspond to their identity. Women who in a country like ours are armed every day of courage to uncover and make known their experiences. My intention in approaching these women is to break the taboos imposed by society around this issue. Portraying them in order to humanize them and show their natural character, trying to define the thin line that exists between being born a woman and being a woman." words & series by @victoriaholguin #QueerGaze #girlgaze
- "Through the photography I have discovered a particular interest in exploring what it means to be a woman. I have come across different interpretations, different ways of approaching the feminine and externalizing it. Revealing the layers that make up femininity and understanding that we are not made in one way. I meet transgender and powerful women who were born with a gender that does not correspond to their identity. Women who in a country like ours are armed every day of courage to uncover and make known their experiences. My intention in approaching these women is to break the taboos imposed by society around this issue. Portraying them in order to humanize them and show their natural character, trying to define the thin line that exists between being born a woman and being a woman." words & series by @victoriaholguin #QueerGaze #girlgaze
- ✨Today is Education Equality Day for Women & Girls! Thank goodness we have the equal opportunity to learn and have access to an education but we didn't get here without a good fight for equality!! • We in the US owe our thanks to the formidable Patsy Mink. Patsy battled gender discrimination and racism from the very start. After her college years, Mink applied to medical school but received twelve rejections due to what she believed to be gender discrimination. Mink was the kind of woman who faced endless challenges from society, but she never gave in. • In 1971, Mink was the first WOC to be elected to US Congress. She co-authored and championed Title IX aka The Patsy Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act, which became effective in 1972. The law stated: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." • Raise your hand if you can't believe this has to be a law in order for people and schools to follow this procedure 🤚🏿🤚🏾🤚🏽🤚🏼🤚🏻!!! Share with your community! #girlgaze
- ✨Today is Education Equality Day for Women & Girls! Thank goodness we have the equal opportunity to learn and have access to an education but we didn& #39;t get here without a good fight for equality!! • We in the US owe our thanks to the formidable Patsy Mink. Patsy battled gender discrimination and racism from the very start. After her college years, Mink applied to medical school but received twelve rejections due to what she believed to be gender discrimination. Mink was the kind of woman who faced endless challenges from society, but she never gave in. • In 1971, Mink was the first WOC to be elected to US Congress. She co-authored and championed Title IX aka The Patsy Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act, which became effective in 1972. The law stated: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." • Raise your hand if you can& #39;t believe this has to be a law in order for people and schools to follow this procedure 🤚🏿🤚🏾🤚🏽🤚🏼🤚🏻!!! Share with your community! #girlgaze
- ✨Today is Education Equality Day for Women & Girls! Thank goodness we have the equal opportunity to learn and have access to an education but we didn't get here without a good fight for equality!! • We in the US owe our thanks to the formidable Patsy Mink. Patsy battled gender discrimination and racism from the very start. After her college years, Mink applied to medical school but received twelve rejections due to what she believed to be gender discrimination. Mink was the kind of woman who faced endless challenges from society, but she never gave in. • In 1971, Mink was the first WOC to be elected to US Congress. She co-authored and championed Title IX aka The Patsy Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act, which became effective in 1972. The law stated: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." • Raise your hand if you can't believe this has to be a law in order for people and schools to follow this procedure 🤚🏿🤚🏾🤚🏽🤚🏼🤚🏻!!! Share with your community! #girlgaze

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