Ibi Ibrahim

Brooklyn's Invisible Women
Artistic Discipline: Multidisciplinary
Category: Creative Equations Fund: Advocacy & Immigrant Voices
Grant Year: 2022

Behind the darkness, a rich life. Brooklyn’s Invisible Women is a project that examines the intimate and private lives of Muslim women in Brooklyn who wear the niqab. The niqab is a garment often in black that covers the face, worn by some Muslim women as a part of an interpretation of the hijab. This project aims to explore personal stories and narratives of the Niqabi Brooklynites in an effort to promote further understanding of this often invisible segment of the Muslim community. In bringing the voices of Niqabi Brooklynite women to the surface and presenting their narratives on religious agency, identity, community, and urban space, Brooklyn’s Invisible Women aims to situate these women’ accounts within the socio-political contexts that exist today in America.

Image: Brooklyn's Invisible Women. Photo by Ibi Ibrahim, 2021.