A message from The Actress “Newsha Modabber” At the time of removing the hijab
Whether it is through pressure from family or friends, the lack of a support system, eurocentric beauty ideals, the workplace or negative influences, societal pressures are all around us and can lead to anyone feeling as though removing the hijab will help them navigate their place in this world more easily. We can’t deny that at times the Muslim community can be a little judgemental which doesn’t help. All you have to do is look at the recent abuse one Muslim influencer has received due to her struggles with and her removal of the hijab, to the extent where she had to call out the “toxic hijabi community”. It’s already difficult being the “other” in a society where there’s fewer of you and little representation, that it may feel easier for some to forego wearing the hijab for some time.