(Vikram Kumar, Bryan Firks, Shai Garrett/Daily Bruin)
(Vikram Kumar, Bryan Firks, Shai Garrett/Daily Bruin)

Despite experiencing Islamophobia, fourth-year anthropology student Damali Stennette wears a hijab because, like her race and gender, it is an integral part of her identity. She will join Muslim UCLA students – women and men – in sharing their relationships with the Muslim custom of wearing the hijab through a spoken word performance at the Hijab Monologues on Tuesday in Franz Hall. (Daniel Alcazar/Photo editor)

Muslim students to unveil truth behind stigmas at the Hijab Monologues

Damali Stennette was wearing her hijab when a Christian preacher singled her out from the Bruin Walk crowd. The preacher said, “You are evil, and everything that will come out of your womb is evil because you are Muslim.” Stennette, a fourth-year anthropology student, said she chooses to continue wearing the hijab despite occasional harassment because Islam, like her race and gender, is an integral part of her identity. Read more...

Despite experiencing Islamophobia, fourth-year anthropology student Damali Stennette wears a hijab because, like her race and gender, it is an integral part of her identity. She will join Muslim UCLA students – women and men – in sharing their relationships with the Muslim custom of wearing the hijab through a spoken word performance at the Hijab Monologues on Tuesday in Franz Hall. (Daniel Alcazar/Photo editor)

Rahel Ethiopian Vegan Cuisine in Little Ethiopia on Fairfax Avenue offers the Millennium Special, which serves two people a dish of rich split pea and lentil soups, a fresh tomato salad, potatoes with cabbage and injera flatbread. (Alejandra Reyes-Velarde/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Rahel Ethiopian Vegan Cuisine in Little Ethiopia on Fairfax Avenue offers the Millennium Special, which serves two people a dish of rich split pea and lentil soups, a fresh tomato salad, potatoes with cabbage and injera flatbread. (Alejandra Reyes-Velarde/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Comedy group Company will perform live skits and project videos in between talent acts at Spring Sing on Saturday. The performers teach each other their individual skills to prepare for the show. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin)
Comedy group Company will perform live skits and project videos in between talent acts at Spring Sing on Saturday. The performers teach each other their individual skills to prepare for the show. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin)

(Harishwer Balasubramani/Daily Bruin)
(Harishwer Balasubramani/Daily Bruin)

Third-year biology student Jose Gonzalez will be modeling at the fashion show for an audience of 300 people. (Stephanie Choy/Daily Bruin)
Third-year biology student Jose Gonzalez will be modeling at the fashion show for an audience of 300 people. (Stephanie Choy/Daily Bruin)

Third-year sociology student Natalie Kirsten made a skirt from recycled placemats, covered with found photos she bought from a flea market. The accompanying bustier was  fashioned from a shower curtain and magazine clippings. (Zinnia Moreno/Daily Bruin)
Third-year sociology student Natalie Kirsten made a skirt from recycled placemats, covered with found photos she bought from a flea market. The accompanying bustier was  fashioned from a shower curtain and magazine clippings. (Zinnia Moreno/Daily Bruin)


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