Being visibly Muslim in the West is a lot harder than most of us Desi folk in the subcontinent realize. This article is by a university educated Muslimah in the United States.
The hardest part about wearing a hijab, for me, is knowing that if I take it off, almost everyone would applaud me for being strong and courageous. No one would see that my willpower and pride had been broken. People would clap when I would actually need them to mourn with me and realize that the causes of that happening need to be eradicated.
This cannot be undone and I am sure it will be greatly appreciated.
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