This Ex-Muslim Started a Tumblr for Women Who Have Abandoned the Hijab
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This sounds awesome! For instance, one of my childhood best friends was Malaysian and her parents were very chill about all her phases, hair colors and fashion choices. Some friends have parents who are fine with them wearing T-shirts, and others expect long sleeves and long shirts. Everyone is different and Islam is not a monolith.
With our hijabs and our turbans and our accents and our unibrows and our big noses. B ut people still assume. They assume because they are not used to seeing women not conforming to the societal norms and the unwritten rules of america. They are not used to seeing women conduct themselves under the the flashy lights they throw at us. They are not used to seeing.
A little over a year ago, Hiba Krisht started writing about her experiences as an ex-Muslim and former hijabi a hijab wearer who practices traditional conservative Muslim modesty living in the US, using the pen name Marwa Berro. The year-old had worn the hijab throughout her childhood and young adulthood in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon, but took it off when she came to the US; this August will mark two years that she has been hijab-free. VICE: How would you characterize the interplay between your atheism and your feminism and the decision to no longer wear the hijab? Hiba Krisht: My move away from religion was very much driven by my inability to settle with women's gender roles and modesty doctrines in Islam and other Abrahamic faiths. My body was constantly scrutinized and stigmatized.