In a world where many of us are forced to wear the hijab in public, I often get asked why I choose to wear it.
It seems to be the perfect expression of my identity, and yet it seems to make me feel more uncomfortable than it should.
How can I wear the scarf while also being aware of how my body can feel?
I’m not saying that I don’t have a right to wear a headscarf, but I feel like I’m getting in the way of the work that needs to be done.
The headscarves of the world have changed over the years and the trend of wearing the headscarfs of the Muslim world is growing, which makes it easier for those of us who are more accustomed to wearing veils and headscarve to wear them in public.
This article is part of a series about the hijab.
If you’d like to read more, check out our article about the rise of the hijab and our article on how veils affect our mental health.
The article is from New Scientist.