Two activists have taken to the web to prove that a niqab is no obstacle to taking selfies…
A group of New York artists have teamed up to show the world that beauty is on the inside by showcasing a collection of selfies featuring women who wear Islamic dress.
The #DamnILookGood campaign features selfies of women wearing the hijab and niqab proving that real beauty is in a smile, a look or a moment in time not just your hairstyle.
Qinza Najm and Saks Afridi, two Pakistani-American artists, are fronting the move aimed at tackling Islmaophobia and the over-sexualisation of women in the media.
In a statement explaining the initiative they said: "A woman wearing full hijab/niqab, taking selfies of herself may seem like a pointless exercise.
"It isn’t. A selfie is more than just a pic. It’s the product of a moment when one is feeling beautiful and confident. At its core, it is therapeutic, cathartic and fabric-agnostic.
"During this moment, a hijab, seemingly a barrier, becomes entirely invisible to her.
"The hijab worn by choice is not repression, but liberation. It can be the most empowering piece of fabric a woman can choose to wear. When a woman covers herself this way, she can’t be judged on attractiveness, her jewellery or makeup.
"By snapping selfies, she makes a point that she is much more than her sexuality."