I came across an illustrator recently @aestheticsbynuha who is really pushing the conversation around women and diversity. Muslim women wearing hijabs have often traditionally been represented in the world of media as oppressed and meek.
It wasn’t until I went to university did I get a chance to meet many hijabi women. Even within the same culture,it was interesting to reflect on my own judgements. I was surprised to see how confident and balsy these women were! They seemed to really understand their values and were ready to have their voice out there. Certainly an inner confidence.
I love seeing artists reflect more positive and realistic narratives in mainstream media. We could definitely do with that more in a world often obsessed with differences.