Illustrator Yusef Abdul Jaleel created a series of colorful illustrations of Muslim women to show positive representations and counteract negative stereotypes.
The most visible image of Islam is its women. "Covered: Celebrating Muslim Women" is an illustration series depicting various Muslim women around the world. I created these to combat the negative stereotypes associated with modesty and covering. In the media and the art world, there is a vacuum of positive representations of the Muslim woman. Muslim women are the most recognizable symbol of Islam today and have been ridiculed and deemed "oppressed" for following guidelines mandated by their religion. It is my hope to counter these negative stereotypes by showing the variety and beauty of covering.