Visibility: On Muslim Women in Performance Arts

This post was written by guest contributor Rana Nazzal.I had the honour of speaking with three local Ottawa artists about their identity as Muslim women in relation to performance arts.A few years ago, I noticed a dramatic increase in the presence of Muslim women on stages in Ottawa, particularly in the fields of spoken word and slam poetry. I found their presence both welcoming and encouraging in a scene that may have otherwise been uncomfortable for myself and other Muslim … [Read more...]