By Rhea (UK)
It took some willpower to leave the house in hijab today. Went into the city and felt much more relaxed than in my own neighbourhood. I can understand how interesting it must be to see a non-Muslim suddenly cover her hair and neck one day, but I would need to build resilience to the reactions of others to be anything other than anxious out in public. Much respect to women of all faiths who find themselves in unsupportive or plain hostile communities, who also have to fight a psychological battle to make your own choices.