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‘I want my veil to be one facet of my personality, not my entire personality.’

‘I want my veil to be one facet of my personality, not my entire personality.’

Inspirit

(February 25, 2014) – Et voilà! Le voile musulman dévoilé is an exhibition at the Musée des religions du monde in Nicolet, Quebec, that presents, through video, photographs and quotations, the first-person perspectives of a diverse group of Muslim women in Quebec who choose to wear the veil

The exhibition is supported by Inspirit and can be seen until September 2014. For more information, please contact the museum: http://www.museedesreligions.qc.ca/

The Musée des religions du monde is a research and cultural venue dedicated to the preservation, study and dissemination of Canada’s and Quebec’s multi-faith heritage, including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit spiritual traditions.

In the video below, which is part of Et voilà! Le voile musulman dévoilé, a young Muslim woman shares her views on identity: “Identity is not a fixed entity. Categorization confines us to a small box, too small to permit each individual’s uniqueness to be seen. I want my veil to be one facet of my personality, not my entire personality. Most of all, I don’t want to stifle my Quebecois identity. The two go hand in hand.”

[Source: Inspirit Foundation]

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