People Love to Ask Why I Converted to Islam

Black liberation theology was something I always knew, even if I couldn’t name it

Vanessa Taylor
Human Parts

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Illustration: Farhiya Jama

Sanction is given unto those who fight because they have been wronged; and Allah is indeed able to give them victory.

— Qur’an, 22:39

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Vanessa Taylor
Human Parts

Vanessa Taylor is based in Philadelphia. She has work in outlets such as Teen Vogue, Racked, and Catapult Magazine. Follow her across social media @bacontribe.