Just what you’ve always wanted to see at BNI: A fat, black, dancing Muslim hijabi. Leah Vernon says she’s a “writer” and a “body-positive Muslim feminist” whose “working on a memoir and, sort of, Insta-Famous.”
DML Speaking to WWJ Newsradio 950’s Zahra Huber, she further described herself: “I’m fat, I’m black, and I’m very visibly Muslim. This is going to make some people angry, and it’s going to empower some.”
Vernon said she knew the video would receive a lot of negative comments, but she wanted to “show people stuff that’s never been done before, by a person who looks like me.” “I’m going to be super true, super raw, super high-fashioned with it, to basically make you see it,” said Vernon.