My personal essay has been republished by Everyday Feminism under the title, “I was 13 and Wearing 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!
“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.”