- Eye Opening
- Insider's Take
When you see a hijab – the head scarf that some Muslim women wear – you might associate sexism and paternalistic cultures. You may even pity the women wearing it and imagine they live under strict religious control. Identity Politics is a podcast about being a Muslim woman of color in America. In this episode, co-hosts Ikhlas Saleem and Makkah Ali and producer Hibba Meraay exchange their views on hijab in a casual but intelligent chat. Their varying backgrounds, stages of life and perspectives provide a nuanced view and valuable insights especially for outsiders who aren’t familiar with the customs, social pressures, and cultural and religious considerations that come up when a woman decides to be – or not to be – a hijabi.
About the Podcast
Identity Politics is a podcast on race, gender and Muslims in America. Co-hosts Ikhlas Saleem and Makkah Ali invite guests for informal chats about issues that affect their lives as Muslims. Hibba Meraay is a producer at the podcast.