Power in Cloth

Photography by Bradley Noble

Models

Atiyyah Mayaleeke (CAS '23)

Sarah Elmosbah (SAR '22)

Afnan Tabidi (SAR '20)

Hikma Lukomwa (SAR '22)

Aya Badran

“Thinking of the word ‘believe,’ I thought immediately of religion, and then the topic of the Hijab. Many Muslim women, as well as some other religious women, wear the Hijab as a part of their faith, but for me and many others, head scarves also hold cultural significance. Cloth in the form of hijab, head ties, wraps and scarves are used for a number of reasons that transcend beliefs, and I wanted to depict that in a bold and colorful way. Adorning your head in cloth is a powerful statement of strength, boldness, and pride — it is a part of who we are, and I believe it should be celebrated.”

- Atiyyah Mayaleeke (CAS ‘23), Charcoal Staff