Not Just My Hijab

Often the hijab is perceived as a static, monolithic thing. Whereas its representation and the stories of the women who choose to wear it are varied in background and complexity. In this special 2-part series, listen to the stories of 4 different women from different parts of the world share their relationships with their hijab. for some, it is a symbol of faithfulness and tradition, for others it holds memories of arguments and connotations of responsibility.

Episode Credits

Special thanks to Dana Ballout and Hakaya Storytelling for the inspiration for this episode. Illustration by Joseph Kai.

Co-production by Razan Alzayani, Lilly Crown, and Hebah Fisher. Sound design and original composition by Mohamed Khreizat.


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