This is a self-portrait. It’s inspired by anime and my decision to wear niqab, and I think it’s one of my best works because it truly represents me.
Suhaylah Sirajul-Islam is a third-year high school student and aspiring video game designer. He is an award-winning photographer and poet, traditional artist, animator, graphic designer and steampunk fiction writer. In their free time, they like to daydream about having a pet cat and procrastinate on their school assignments. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her two siblings and parents.
My work consists of narratives surrounding identity— whether that’s me or some fictional character.
It’s the little moments that count. This poem is about one of my favorite moments in my history.