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Major life lesson- My eyes are opened to subtleties of racism

By Katrisha Milligan  Today (World Hijab Day) was a beautiful day. I am so grateful for the opportunity to walk a mile in someone else’s life, even for just one day. There are very few people that are indifferent to the hijab and I experienced both sides today. Major life lesson- My eyes are opened to subtleties of racism. In …

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From racism to random act of kindness

By  Hebatallah Azmy (Pennsylvania, USA) On World Hijab Day, I was reminded of July 20th, 2001 … the hot summer day when my 18-year old self proudly decided to wear the beloved hijab! My decision was based more on instinct and a sense of religious obligation on my part. I felt the need to protect myself from all the catcalls, …

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