Becoming my Choice

On September 19 2017, I came to a realisation that my faith and spirituality should not be something I would like strangers to identify me with, and consequently I took off my Hijab. Questioning my Identification with the headscarf was something I have never thought about before. Actuality, it’s something that terrified me altogether because … Continue reading Becoming my Choice

A Muslim Was In The House | Q.A, Israel

At the young age of 16, during my youth exchange and study abroad year in the United States, I realized the value of seeking integrity before taking impulsive actions. Right before my trip, I decided to confront my parents about my decision to remove the hijab that I wore for about 5 years at the … Continue reading A Muslim Was In The House | Q.A, Israel

The Horrible Russians’ Glasses | Yasmine Alice, Algeria

After more than 10 hours in the air, and a transit in Frankfurt, the plane from Cairo landed in Moscow, at Domodedovo airport at 8:45 pm, and all excited, I ran to the passport check. I gave him my Algerian passport to the custom officer. He was a fairly tall man, blonde and did not … Continue reading The Horrible Russians’ Glasses | Yasmine Alice, Algeria

Hijabs, Basketball and Equality by Asma Elbadawi, Sudan

My name Is Asma Elbadawi, I am a Basketball player, Coach, Artist and spoken word poet from Sudan. I am also an activist: I am campaigning for the International Basketball Federation to extend its 2 year preliminary rule which allows players in turbans, hijabs, and other religious headgear to play, and to apply this rule … Continue reading Hijabs, Basketball and Equality by Asma Elbadawi, Sudan

Freedom for Hijabis by Meryam El Bouhati, Morocco

I like watching Youtube videos. One of my favorite youtubers, called Marie, recently posted a video where she talks about Rafael Nadal’s underwear ad and the effect it had on her. She says; the nudity of a man, to which she was not used to, has brought out the female in her. Every time she … Continue reading Freedom for Hijabis by Meryam El Bouhati, Morocco