This post was written by guest contributor Rana Nazzal. (Follow her on twitter @zaytouni_rana)
I had the honour of speaking with three local Ottawa artists about their identity as Muslim women in relation to performance arts.
A few years ago, I noticed a dramatic increase in the presence of Muslim women on stages in Ottawa, particularly in the fields of spoken word and slam poetry. I found their presence both welcoming and encouraging in a scene that may have otherwise been uncomfortable for myself and other Muslim women…
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