In Attire
Relationship: Im/migrant
Picture of my Hijab
Picture of my Hijab

My object is Hijab.  It is made from cotton or polyester and is from Middle East.  My family taught me to follow my Muslim religion and to wear hijab.  Moreover, I choose to wear it to protect my dignity.  We like to cover our head, neck and shoulders but leave our face clear.  Also, we don’t wear hijab all the time, only when we are in public or a strange man comes to our home.  So these are the reasons why I wear hijab. The word  hijab (حجاب), means cover in Arabic.  I  started wearing hijab when I was 12 years old and all my ancestors wore hijab.  My favorite hijab is called “Iskusidays”.  If I try to describe that hijab it covers all the body except face and arms. The history behind hijab is that a woman wears hijab for many reasons, some believe that God has instructed women to wear hijab while others choose for personal choice or maybe just because of their culture, it allows them to retain their beauty and freedom of choice.  Moreover, hijab shows us the difference between male and female.  When I came to USA it was difficult for me to wear hijab because not all women wear hijab and some people think that I am a terrorist.

Place(s): Middle East

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Relationship:  Im/migrant Im/migrant