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“I’m so tired”
“Tired of what?”

“Of all these people judging me.”
“Who judged you?”

“Like that woman, every time I sit with her, she tells me to wear hijab.”
“Oh, hijab and music! The mother of all topics!”

“Yeah! I listen to music without hijab.haha!”
“Maybe she was just giving you advice.”

“I don’t need her advice. I know my religion. Can’t she mind her own business?”

“Maybe you misunderstood. She was just being nice.”

“Keeping out of my business, that would be nice…”
“But it’s her duty to encourage you do to good.”

“Trust me. That was no encouragement. And what do you mean ‘good’ ?”
“Well, wearing hijab, that would be a good thing to do.”

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Tashkent by Cheyenne

Hearing the name of the new women’s shoe line Tashkent by Cheyenne, one would think the footwear designer had been informed by a holiday or perhaps a lifetime visiting the far-off city in Uzbekistan. But it turns out that the Manhattan born-and-bred Cheyenne Morris’s travels to Tashkent exist only in her creative life…or brain.

Her decadent styles sometimes crafted from soft lamb fur and super supple suede or exotic ostrich leather reference the designer’s profound personal connection to the mysterious 2,000-year-old-city. “In my mind, I imagine it to be a bustling, wild city,” she says. “During the war, my grandfather was fleeing the Nazis. He walked from Poland to Tashkent where he met this beautiful young girl. They fled Tashkent together for America.” That girl was Morris’s grandmother.

“A lot of what I know about my grandmother is from pictures and stories. She had been through a war, a concentration camp. She had a rough life, but made it to America. She was a girl who left her home country to brave an unknown future and she did it with strength and love.”

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