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...by adding more layers -- a knit hat and a scarf around my neck, to be exact. I didn't understand what was happening at first. Women would speak to me like I'd known them forever. Men would look at me like I was approachable. And I was made to feel like I was actually from this planet.
On the occasion of World Hijab Day, I am reminded of the day I donned a veil for eight full hours, which made me realize that freedom from judgment is an underestimated luxury.