For the longest time, I believed that to wear hijab you had to be in a dress and heels with makeup, looking like a princess, being on fleek 100% of the time. Now I'm not saying you can't be that person because if that's who you are then strut those heels girl! But I grew up with sports in my life. Sweatpants, a hoodie and my hijab was my daily wear. I played volleyball and ran track in middle and high school. I was the only hijabi in my hometown doing these things. My parent
Hijab, to me, is so much more than a physical representation of Islam. Hijab is a promise to do good and to be good. In modern day society, there are so many notions as to what a woman in hijab is: someone who is restricted in her actions, limited in her options to be who she is,and to pursue what she likes. But these are all just cultural standpoints. Hijab does not limit us, in fact it liberates us. It allows us to be the true versions of ourselves, whoever that may be. Eve
"Is it hard to wear the hijab in the U.S now?" I've got it a million times before, but this time it was a little different. “Yeah actually. A little..." whoa whoa whoa, that’s the first time I ever said that. The usual response is something like “No way! Hijab is so easy! Hashtag no regrets!” or “no, i’m not hot in this hijab despite it being 102 degrees out.” But lately I've been feeling it. “A little I guess."
I was raised in a post 9/11 era. The ignorant "Muslims are terr