Category Archives: Hijab

In the beginning, it didn’t seem so sound so bad or degrading to me. When you are looking into converting, no one tells you that as a woman you are required to cover everything but your face and hands for a man’s benefit. On the contrary, hijab-in addition to being a mandate- is supposed to […]

Shame

It had been a lovely day. It was the week before Eid Al-Fitr and I’d spent the day with my daughter and Mimi, a fellow convert. We’d taken a trip out to a Somali strip mall in order to shop for new abayas for the upcoming holiday. Our previous trips to this particular mall had […]