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The Real Reason I Don't Wear Hijab

Amina Fahmy | Posted 12.22.2016 | Religion
Amina Fahmy

I am a half Egyptian, half white-American Muslim woman who was raised in a standard, middle-class suburb in The Middle Of Nowhere, USA. My mother and older sister wear headscarfs for various deeply personal reasons, and I do not. In truth, I don't wear a headscarf for one reason.

I Took Off My Hijab...

Leena Suleiman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Religion
Leena Suleiman 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.

World Hijab Day: Finding Myself Under A Veil

Natasha Scripture | Posted 04.03.2013 | Religion
Natasha Scripture

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.