People seem to be taken aback when I tell them that I wear the hijab for feminist purposes. Throughout history and on a global scale, women have been sexualized and objectified. By wearing the hijab, in my own way, I am saying that I don’t want to be seen for my beauty and body–I want to be seen for my intellectuality and personality. Through my choice of wearing the hijab, I am conveying the message that I refuse to adhere to society’s objectification of and obsession with feminine beauty and the female body.
(Founder Amara Majeed)