Being a Muslim woman in a Western world

These days living in a western country isn’t easy if you’re Muslim and even more so if you’re a Muslim woman.  Add an ethnic background, a darker shade of skin colour and you just about tick every box for reasons to be discriminated against.  Even going for a swim in your Burkini can make headlines. It’s takes a strong kind of woman to wear a hijab in the western world.  It’s not for the faint-hearted nor the quick-to-temper, because there’ll be plenty of opportunities to misjudge you.  They’ll call you oppressed, unintelligent, try to dictate how you dress and...

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