Saturday, September 17, 2011

Muslim | Faces of Faith

Shereen El-Kadi, a woman of muslim faith, at the only mosque in Hawaii.

Shereen wears the scarf as an expression of individuality. “It’s important for me to fight the stereotypes,” she says. Working full time in public relations, with a master’s degree and an undeniable confidence, her scarf doesn’t symbolize oppression. 'It means ‘respect me.’ I’m a woman who has chosen to wear this as a form of modesty. It’s supposed to create a boundary.”

Part of the photo essay 'Faces of Faith' for Honolulu Magazine.

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