My Personal Decision To Wear The Hijab Has Nothing To Do With Me Being Oppressed

Hanna Yusuf breaks down what wearing the hijab, a head covering worn by some Muslim women, personally means to her. And it’s nothing like what so many of us in the West, including feminists, assume it’s all about.

Her insightful perspective will make you think twice before you buy into the Islamophobic assumption that all hijabi women are forced to wear one – while also acknowledging that some women are.

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The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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Hanna Yusuf is a 22-year-old final year student of French at Queen Mary University of London. She is both European and Muslim and refuses to choose between the two. You can check her out on Twitter @han_ysf