Dedicated to every woman who has ever had the misfortune of being judged.

From me

I have not been deluded into thinking that
the world is at ease
I am not a barbie doll
Oh so easily pleased.

I possess a brain. Intelligence.

Which you choose to ignore,
for fear of being teased.

You judge me by my pretty clothes
As if
That’s the only thing I know
My knowledge and intellect
Disregarded
by you who see through blinded eyes.

My turn has arrived.
And I shall speak.

I am as free as a Fairy Flycatcher in flight
And my hijab is my soul
If I love it
Why can’t you accept it?

Aakifah Mahomed

Copyright Aakifah Mahomed 8 July 2014

Any use of any part of this material without written consent and authorisation from the author is illegal and prohibited under the laws of © Copyright.

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8 thoughts on “Dedicated to every woman who has ever had the misfortune of being judged.

  1. Beautiful thought. Such a powerful message and so true. I’m so glad that empowering woman like you exist to transmit this message to every soul who will listen. Definitely touched me.
    Bless your soul,
    Viki

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