Silent Self is meant to create a connection and alter the negative perceptions of Muslim women wearing the headscarf also known as the Hijab. In a single shot, while wearing the Hijab and directly facing the camera, I slowly and consciously transition through a series of emotions in an attempt to counter the commonly negative rhetoric and representation of Muslim women in news and media in the United States. The video plays on a loop and is show on a 32” screen that is vertically installed onto a wall.

Silent Self on display at the Queens Museum.