educate, identity, poetry

A Poem About the White Gaze and the Surveillance of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color: The Looking Glass

Read Tuli’s poem about the white gaze and how it leads to the surveillance of BIPOC persons. It voices how that surveillance serves as an apparatus of willfully ignoring humanity, effectively dehumanizing anyone in its path and depriving an individual of their unique history. Within this poem, the speaker critically analyzes the implications of that gaze and how it serves to victimize and deprive one of their person-hood.

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educate, identity, lifestyle

Let Me March in My Hijab: The Expectations of Being a Hijabi in Bangladesh

Even in a Muslim-majority country like Bangladesh, the practice of openly showcasing one’s faith came with a number of, often unreasonable, difficulties. The amalgamation of different mindsets in people, ranging from strongly conservative, to the unconcerned, and the uninformed, or rather the recklessly carefree, meant that there was constantly a game of tug of war being played with your conscience. 

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