hijab Tag Archive

To A Mere Headscarf

Poem by
Sep 28 · 3 min read

You are spit at, ripped off, flown and lit. But when I advocate for you, shout out the world for you, they treat me like you. I am spit at,...

How Could She Do This?

Story by
Sep 27, 2016 · 5 min read

HOW COULD SHE DO THIS? I really looked up to her, I can’t believe she would stoop this low. I mean, she was the first hijabi to appear on...

I Will Not Be Gunned Down

Shaziya Barkat
Memoir by
Feb 23, 2015 · 4 min read

I stood staring at myself in the mirror, carefully wrapping my headscarf around my hair. The image stared back at me, clear as water. And...

Her Name was Mariam

Story by
Jun 5, 2014 · 11 min read

It was only ever supposed to be a joke, a trick, a meager, selfish brutality that we thought would fade away just as soon as it was...

So You Think I’m Immodest?

Memoir by
Dec 28, 2011 · 7 min read

The whole day had simply been concocting the ingredients for a famous dish, fiasco. I’d woken up for Fajr dreading getting dressed,...

Bee In My Hijab

Memoir by
Nov 21, 2011 · 5 min read

It was that time of the year when the school decides to reward attendance with two weeks of exams. An optimist would say, “at least they...

A Hijabi’s Unique Recession

Essay by
Aug 18, 2011 · 4 min read

Summer. It’s that time of year when teenagers clamber out of their homes and hunt for that perfect summer job. Especially with the...