So here is this image by a German artist named Nabi Nara.
I have no idea what the hell the other pictures are trying to say and I don’t really care.
I am not interested in politicizing, ostracizing or equalizing a s/he discussion on burqas.
However, I do like this *specific* image. Whether or not it’s a part of a larger exhibit, I am not sure.
But it resonates with me.
It reinforces that whatever someone appears to be – don’t be misled. They may be able to school you on the pitch.
To think that a woman may not be interested in sports, art or music because of her customs, beliefs or whether she is (un)veiled is absurd and ignorant.
She can smash assumptions.
I don’t wear a burqa but I am confident that I can keep up or beat a lot of people. The same people who look at me and assume because I am a woman of color, a mother and a wife -wearing a headscarf- that *I* can’t play.
So will my daughter.
Football is for all of us.