#AmericanSinger #SZA narrates what it felt like growing up a #muslim and wearing #hijab post #9/11 | Oby Oriji Blog
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#AmericanSinger #SZA narrates what it felt like growing up a #muslim and wearing #hijab post #9/11

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Reposted from @balleralert SZA Opens Up About Growing Up Muslim And Being Scared To Wear A Hijab Post 9/11⁠

⁠Blogged by: @ErinBoogie⁠⁠In a recent #TikTok Live with #Muslim Girl, #SZA opened up about her experiences growing up Muslim and revealed that after 9/11, she was too scared to wear a #hijab. ⁠⁠When SZA was asked about growing up with a Muslim father, she didn’t start to see hate until after the 9/11 terror attacks on New York City. Before that, her father attended mosque, and she went to a Muslim prep school in Newark, New Jersey. SZA felt insulated inside her bubble.⁠⁠“The experience was very microcosmic, very insulated, very much like you don’t know that no one else is practicing the same thing if you’re Black and in the suburbs because you’re kind of in your bubble,” she told the outlet. “I guess I didn’t realize that things were weird and awkward until I got a lot older.”⁠⁠The singer also revealed that up until 9/11, or when she was about 11-years-old, she wore a hijab. Due to the increased Islamaphobia following the terrorist attacks, SZA said she was too afraid to cover up…to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)

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