Art show takes on the misrepresentation of Muslims

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Muslim women in the West have been battling inaccurate stereotypes for ages. In the post-Sept. 11 era, Muslim women have come to be seen as one-dimensional figures in need of saving by the “West” and lacking dynamism or the ability to act.

  • Nadiya Ali
  • The Conversation

This month, a visual art exhibit opening in Toronto aims to challenge those representations.

Xadr 1a(Mus)interpreted is presented by the Truth and Dare Project and organized by artist Zahra Agjee and curated by Agjee and her team, including Samaa Ahmed, Iman Bhatti and Leila Fatemi.

The annual show, now in its fifth year, showcases the work of emerging and…