• Vol. 03
  • Chapter 07


        and Zayn
        eye the world.
        Noor holds her veil
        in her hand, but Zayn’s
        face is covered. An old
        tale: half the world rules, ‘Woman,
        veil yourself’: the other half rules,
        ‘Unveil.’They will comply with customs'
        dictates, that turn religious metaphor

        into a cultural imprisonment,
        but veil a more important issue.
        When will they be permitted
        to make their own decisions?
        I’m blessed, my sisters: I
        don’t have to choose, but
        feel for your plight.
        Good wishes,
        Noor and