Aisha, rider Aisha walks her son CJ to her mother’s house and climbs on the van. On each trip, she takes a photo album. In the early photos her hair is uncovered. Most of her family is Muslim but she pledged her faith last year: ‘I didn’t take shahada until I was ready.’ Samad, her man, is also Muslim. He told her she had to find Allah on her time.A few months ago, she lost her job as a nursing assistant and couldn’t visit for 60 days. ‘I’m trying to get things together so when you come home you can get right into what you need to do as far as being a man, a father, a husband,’ she told him. Photo by Zora J Murff
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Zora J Murff is an MFA student in Studio Art at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Zora attended the University of Iowa where he studied Photography and holds a BS in Psychology from Iowa State University.
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