Muslim Youth Voices

Black Muslim Woman

12/10/2018 | 1m 48s Video has closed captioning.

From the first line, “I feel like I’m on fire,” Mikel Aki’leh delivers a powerful poem on beauty and blackness. Against a rhythmic score, Aki’leh enumerates the ways in which she’s been told that her black skin is “a sign of dirt” to others — and how she ultimately finds strength and confidence through her faith.

Aired: 12/10/18

Rating: NR

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Muslim Youth Voices is a production of the Center for Asian American Media. Funding provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art's Building Bridges Program and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.