Culture
12:06 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Safiah Hassan Demystifies the Hijab, Talks Ramadan Traditions

As devout Muslims young and old across the country begin a month of fasting today with the start of Ramadan, a 19-year-old Muslim woman from Murray is working to spark discussions about her faith. 

Safiah Hassan is starting a campaign called Unveiling the Hijab that aims to break stereotypes about women who wear the headscarf and portray Muslim women as diverse and empowered. (Her campaign is on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter too.)

In this interview she also talks about the controversial Mipsterz video and what it was like growing up in western Kentucky as a Muslim woman.

Hassan is currently a student at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.