We had the pleasure of meeting Roxi Muthana, of New York, NY, at a "Muslim Women Make" Event. We exchange greetings and pleasantries and got in a conversation about being a hijabi.
1. Your feelings on being a hijabi?
Being a hijabi living in the city, I often get curious looks from people. Whether I'm on the subway, driving in my car, walking through crowds or waiting on line at the local deli for my sandwich, I'm always noticing people looking with such curiosity. I sometimes get approached by people inquiring about my head covering; they always seem surprised when they hear me speak in my New York accent, see the way I'm dressed. On the flip side, some Muslims presume that I am either a convert or not "Muslim enough" based on what I look like. I welcome the curiosity and inquiries and am honored to serve as a representative and ambassador of my religion to dispel common misconceptions. I am confident of the woman I am today and proud to wear this crown on my head, also known as hijab.
2. What are some of your goals and aspirations?
I'm currently in school for teaching and I have an online boutique that I am so proud of! I have other goals that I would love to achieve such as opening an orphanage & watching my creations walk the NYFW runway. Inshallah!
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