What a Hijabi CoverGirl Means for Representation in Beauty

January 22, 2017


Custom illustration for the Fashion Studies Journal by Kelly Abeln


“In the world of economics, they say “a rising tide lifts all boats.” I believe the same is true in beauty – especially in matters of representation. I don’t necessarily need to see myself in everything as long as I can see different groups represented. Instead of sameness, I want to see all the ways we are different. Which is why, although I’m not Muslim, I was excited and pleased to see a hijabi woman, Nura Afia, as a CoverGirl Ambassador.”

If you follow me on Instagram you may know that in addition to this blog, I work with an amazing group of women on the Fashion Studies Journal. The above is a snippet from a piece I recently wrote, “Why A Hijabi CoverGirl Matters To Me“.

Take a read and let me know what you think!

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