I’m from a place where I couldn’t go anywhere with my mom without hearing someone call her a towel head

Or tell her to go back where she came from

A place where a woman might struggle for years just to get a part-time job

All because of a piece of cloth she wears on top of her head

A place where I watched her struggle to speak fluent english as a white woman mocked her accent

A place where my community is constantly put under a stereotype based on the events of 9/11

When we had nothing to do with it

A place where people fail to understand that the doings of ISIS do not define my religion

Where people fail to understand that most homicide attacks are actually done by the same white people who accuse all muslims of being terrorists

I’m from a Muslim family that is no different from yours


CC BY-SA 4.0 No different from yours by Ruqayah is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

1 Comment
  1. Patrisha 2 years ago

    I feel it girly , keep ya head up <3

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