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One white rose in a bouquet of red roses

By Maryam Raja (Chicago, IL) The first time I donned the hijab was back in sixth grade. This was a time when I still had a grasp onto my childhood, but was eager to enter into adolescence. Going to an elementary school where the Muslim population was low, I looked and felt different from the rest of my peers. I was …

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Honest Confession of a Hijabi

By Faaria Ansari Hijab has always been a piece of cloth to me. An accessory. An accent to an outfit. Nothing more. Before I knew it, it became my passion. I became obsessed with hijab. The meaning behind it and more so, the empowerment it held. Hijab has saved my life in every aspect. It’s changed my character, my personality, …

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