Stories about freedom of choice

You poor, oppressed hijabi!

I started wearing a headscarf in grade two. I was six years old, and while many may find this difficult to believe, the decision was entirely my own. Yes, I was raised in a family that was in tune with its religious identity, and my mother covered her hair.┬áNo, I was not forced/blackmailed into wearing a scarf. My father didn’t do anything either, for those who are thinking he probably pressurised my mom behind the scenes, since the stereotype says all Muslim men oppress their women. I was raised in the US. Until grade three, I went to a public school, ...

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