1st of February World Hijab Day.
I know I can't compare my experience of wearing a veil with a woman who wears one every day. However, I do this as a way to put myself in their situation and get a deeper understanding for how young women with a hijab are treated by others and are living their lives in Sweden. The purpose is not to offend or appropriate the purpose of the hijab. Rather I do this to preserve every woman's right to wear whatever she pleases.... exactly what this day is all about. It’s symbolic, and encourages women of all religions and background to wear and experience the hijab.
Wearing a hijab hit me after I had been traveling around to many countries, and met people - with a seemingly modern outlook of the world - whom have had extremely prejudice views against other cultures and religions than their own. I am myself born in the Greek Orthodox Church (I.e. Christian) but have many close and best friends with other religious backgrounds than my own (E.g. Islam). We aren't separated by our ethnicities and don't treat other people badly (or rather horribly) if they don't share the same religious or cultural background as ourselves. As a way to get a deeper understanding for how it is to be a veiled woman I have discussed this with my Muslim girl friends, and have done everything I can to learn the background of why they wear their hijab and the purpose of the hijab in their lives. I will wear this veil all day long today. The veil is a symbol and honor to all strong women whom fights for their believes no matter what the society says.❤️🧕🏼
Spread love and understanding for each other no matter what cultural and religious background you have. Because after all (and especially), when women support each other magical things happen.❤️✨
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