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Fashion and Identity: Representation, Self-Esteem and the Muslim-American Narrative

Research Open House 2020

Shireen Soliman
Cassidy Jackson, BA Critical and Visual Studies ’21
School of Design, Fashion Design
K-12 Seed Grantee 2019-2020

Fashion and Identity: Representation, Self- Esteem and the Muslim-American Narrative is a workshop series designed to explore the direct correlation between awareness, agency, and perception of dress and self-esteem established with ownership of one’s authentic narrative. Increased self-esteem and sense of self allows for young Muslim-American women to more readily step into leadership roles, ultimately contributing to positive and productive cohesion in communities and society—Muslim-American as well as the broader society-at-large.