This photo-series & its connected narrative captures the ornate reality of identifying as a Queer Muslim of color. The photos were beautifully curated by a photographer and dear friend of mine, Khansa Noor. The images are meant to visually conceptualize how queerness can manifest outwardly in one's bodily expressions and demeanor. The guilt, shame, and relief that I described in the narrative translates intimately in my brown skin and my movements. Both pieces merge to illustrate the layers of queer Muslim survival in concealing one's queerness while simultaneously remaining unequivocally bold in queer spaces.
Farooqi, Shariq I. and Noor, Khansa
"The Boy in the Mirror: A Tale of Radical Queer Muslim Liberation,"
sprinkle: an undergraduate journal of feminist and queer studies: Vol. 14
, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/sprinkle/vol14/iss1/7
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