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Lebanon: Her Veil

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Lebanon, Ideas, Religion, Women & Gender

“And when I made up my mind and ran to my mom screaming ”baddi it7ajab” [I want to wear the veil] she looked at me and said if you wear it now will you ever take it off ? I paused and asked her ”Are you ever going to take it off  mama?” she said no, well I will never take it off either I said. And that is how I wore my veil,” says Esraa [1] in her blog 7ijabi [2] [my veil] which she started to raise awareness about the discrimination [3] that she, as a veiled woman, faces.