Safwat Saleem
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Concerned But Powerless

As the anti-minority sentiment became increasingly acceptable in 2016...

As the anti-minority sentiment became increasingly acceptable in 2016...

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I felt that no matter what I said or did to make myself heard, it was simply not enough because of my name or what I look like or where my parents came from.

I felt that no matter what I said or did to make myself heard, it was simply not enough because of my name or what I look like or where my parents came from.

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When I got tired of feeling that way, I turned to eating pizza – lots of pizza.

When I got tired of feeling that way, I turned to eating pizza – lots of pizza.

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When that didn’t work, I made some art.

When that didn’t work, I made some art.

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