CHIME Through the Years: “Under the Scarf” by Ana Antuna, Mehrin Ashraf, Michelle Leon & Cheyenne Williams for Women’s Voices Now

Publication

Jul 9, 2020

CHIME FOR CHANGE Through the Years: The Female Fabric is a series curated by CHIME Managing Editor Mariane Pearl featuring stories from the CHIME journalism platform archives by women around the world.

By Ana Antuna, Mehrin Ashraf, Michelle Leon & Cheyenne Williams for Women’s Voices Now

Mehrin, like any other teenage girl tries to navigate her way through high school. Once the scarf is on, she’s deemed a stereotype. This film is one of four short social impact documentaries created co-produced by GlobalGirl Media and Women’s Voices Now in summer 2018.

The four first-time filmmakers participated in a summer media training academy co-produced by GlobalGirl Media and Women’s Voices Now in summer 2018. They are high school and university age students, living in Los Angeles.