"What was a policeman, if not a civilian with a uniform and a badge? But they tended to use the term [civilian] these days as a way of describing people who were not policemen. It was a dangerous habit: once policemen stopped being civilians, the only other thing they could be was soldiers."
The veil is an object that tends to instigate profound and diverse feelings. Its practice and meaning have been greatly abused throughout history. Within the context of the West the question one might ask: “In a free country, why are women choosing to veil?”
In a very intimate and meditative mode, three Muslim women reflect around issues of cultural memory, identity, self-censorship, feminism, politics and media. By appreciating the personal and experiential quality of veiling, this documentary is able to articulate critically and reflexively while challenging its popular perception.
hey guys! if you have been followin me for a while now, u will kno that i edit and curate a very cool zine dedicated to girls of colour called the coalition zine. if you didn’t know then now you know! what we do is we create a safe space where girls of colour can talk about our girlhood, our traumas, our triumphs and grow together in a community with people who share similar interests and backgrounds. a while back, we were able to raise enough money to print physical issues of the zine that has been available online for free but printing copies will help us reach a larger demographic and let people see all the cool shit that girls of colour are capable of doing and let people know that we are definitely worth it and more. of course, we are still going to have it available online. by the end of september, we will have an official site so we are very excited about that.
i am making this post to invite other babes to come through and either submit to our third issue of our zine that will be out in September or join our staff or tell us cool things that u want us to talk about or, just spread this, let people know what we are about and that we are the shit, basically. if you have any questions, contributions, etc you can message me here or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. don’t forget to check out the rad crew that makes this whole thing possible!
thank you so much for everything and i hope you have a lovely day.