Chief the Poet: Nahla

In the video below, the dean of high school in Connecticut gives a spoken word performance about a Muslim student named Nahla who experiences bullying and judgment by both her peers and her teachers. The clip addresses common stereotypes and misconceptions about Islam and Muslims, particularly women. “I once wrote about her as a little Muslim girl,” he speaks, “that just wants to whip her hair back and forth. But, actually, I was wrong. You see, we’ve dressed her in terror but we will not hijack her pride. Her hijab is her shield, her protection, her savior, her salvation, and she stands firm in her cloth.” See other links and resources in the post above.

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