The hijab is not the most important part of being a Muslim woman, but it is certainly the most visible. In a time when Islamophobia only seems to be on the rise in the West, a practice that is so personal and diverse has become a warped and misunderstood part of a flat and monolithic picture of Muslim women.
If you live in NYC, you may occasionally come across the cheese-themed street art of Cheese NYC. Such a simple concept and yet it always makes me smile when I see them. Check out cheezy.us, the cheesenyc Tumblr or their Instagram for more.
(all photos ©2014 CheeseNYC)
Cheesy street art