So very beautiful! Inspiring words and a touching story.

At The Weeklings, Khirad Siddiqui reflects on wearing a hijab at age 13, as a young woman in Plano, Texas. She discovered “affirmation and reassurance” in the writings of Malcolm X, an American Muslim who too felt that his “peers failed to understand him as a complete and multifaceted human being.”

via On Wearing a Hijab for the First Time: They Never Really Did See Me — Longreads