“I was 13 and Wear a Hijab – I Didn’t Expect My Teacher to Be Afraid of Me,” Published at Everyday Feminism

My personal essay has been republished by Everyday Feminism under the title,I was 13 and Wear a Hijab – I Didn’t Expect My Teacher to Be Afraid of Me,” on Friday, January 29, 2016! 

My essay was originally published by The Manifest-Station under the title,At 13, I Didn’t Expect My Teacher To Be Afraid Of Me“.

This was the first time that I was approached for permission to republish an article of mine, which felt pretty awesome.

If you didn’t get a chance to do so when it was first published, it would be wonderful of you to read and share!

Excerpt: 

At thirteen-years-old, I was a nerd. At thirteen, I was also beginning to struggle with my identity. I didn’t expect that my choice of dress would define my identity, just as I don’t think that Ahmed Mohamed expected his identity to be the topic of a trending hashtag.

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