“The biggest stereotype I encounter on a daily basis is society assumes I am forced to wear my hijab because of my parents but in reality the hijab is something that I love and represents my religion and who I am.” Nasra is a 20 year old Somali-Canadian who studies Information Technology at York University. Her favourite past time is expressing her creativity through makeup, she has a huge passion for it and it’s her favourite thing to do for herself and her friends and family. She is a very independent person, and that’s something she loves about herself. But that’s not to say she doesn’t love being around her friends and family, it’s something she values highly, that’s why her photo shoot is in her sisters apartment, somewhere that is symbolic for her and her sisters. When I asked Nasra how she would like to be perceived she responded, “I want to be perceived as a young, strong, black, Somali, Muslim female 😊”
What makes you laugh so much it hurts?
"I laugh at my own jokes but to be honest I have hilarious friends and family."
What is a fun fact about you that you haven’t told me yet?
"I colour coordinate my hijabs to my lipsticks sometimes."
Why did you choose the location you did for the photoshoot?
"It represented a symbolic place for me and my sisters."