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Modesty has been lost in the West

By Tara okeefe (Non-Muslim, Canada) I am wearing a hijab in support of women from all corners of the world in their freedom of choice to wear what they want. I think that any woman who wears a hijab for their own personal reasons is amazingly strong and their confidence is something to be admired. Unfortunately modesty is something that has …

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Judged unfairly because of hijab

By Kristen (Christian-nondenominational, USA) I have always been very open minded and tolerant of the beliefs of others. My daughter did not participate in world hijab day, but she did ask me about it. It was an honor to explain to her that many religions call for women to cover their heads, and that today I’m wearing a hijab to support …

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Walk in someone else’s shoes

By Catarina (Atheist-London, UK) It was an amazing experience to ‘walk in someone else’s shoes’ and to be part of a movement that is creating a better understanding about Islam. I didn’t face any discrimination during the day but I know how my Muslim sisters suffer on a daily basis. The headscarf is the reason why some of them are …

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My body, my choice!

By Hannelore (Atheist-Belgium) I wear the hijab today because I believe that no one should tell us, women, what to wear. We are free to believe, dress and act the way we want. I wear the hijab today because I believe in equality, in solidarity and pluralism. I believe that people should be free to choose and express their religion or …

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An eye-opening experience

By Neah Carney (Christian, USA) I was born into a relatively conservative Christian home and consider that as my Faith of choice. However, when I came upon an advertisement on Facebook for World Hijab Day, seemingly by chance, I decided to participate. I think Islam is a beautiful religion with beautiful people when practiced as it is meant to be (with …

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