Summary: “Hijabi” by Mona Haydar is a testament to the many faces of hijab and its common misconceptions
Source: Youth Ki Awaaz
Writer: Halima Bello Husseini
Other than being a female and an African, the most controversial thing about me is that I wrap my head with a scarf. I find it ludicrous that the fact that I wear a Hijab makes people think that I am anything but a ‘normal’ person, or that maybe I do so because of a ‘bad hair day’, or a lack of hair. It’s ludicrous that simply because I choose to cover my hair with a scarf (which, by the way, Audrey Hepburn was known for doing this, too) people see me as submissive, weak, dumb, oppressed, and a victim.