i-D: why activist blair imani will no longer wear hijab post-trump

why activist blair imani will no longer wear hijab post-trump

On November 9, activist Blair Imani decided that wearing her faith’s traditional head covering no longer enabled her to feel safe. Here, she describes navigating the intersection of self-expression and self-protection, and the need for change.

Blair Imani

Blair Imani engages with a variety of issues affecting Black, Muslim, and femme communities. Imani is the Executive Director of Equality for HER, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness for issues affecting the global femme community. Blair is a Press Officer at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She has previously worked with the Women’s Information Network, Equality Louisiana, Louisiana Progress, StuffSheLikes.com, Beautiful in Every Shade, and Baton Rouge Organizing.