In this powerful op-ed for Broadly (a new sister publication from Vice News), Fariha Roisin pens about growing up Muslim in a post-September 11th world.
“It’s been hard growing up in a world that has preemptively decided on what it means to be you. From every TSA checkpoint at which we’re unnecessarily profiled as if by accident, to every nasty comment on the absurdity of the veil, Islamophobia is a very real thing. Making a concerted effort to understand Muslims is actually where it all begins. So start. It’ll do you some good.”