I found this when browsing Hijab-videos on utube and actually I liked that woman the more the more I heard of her. Actually I too had that idea of wearing Hijab despite not being Muslim because I too felt that kind of stereotyping Hijab with Islam wasn’t just. And of course also because matching some kind of outfits it can be really pretty and / or handy and I just don’t see why I should be restricted to wear it (by society) just because I am not Muslim.
Somehow I had that thing in mind about organising a “international Hijab day”where women all around the world – no matter whether they are Muslim or not – were encouraged to wear Hijab for a day thereby making a statement about freedom. Freedom of religion and freedom to wear whatever a woman wants without being stared at and without people – men especially – taking her clothing as a symbol of being oppressed by men or whatsoever. In addition I think it might be a great and unifying experiencefor women all over the place if they wore Hijab for a day not giving a damn about conventions. Somehow it’s a reclaiming issue … reclaiming most of all women’s individual responsibility and choice without others interfering.
Well, however I am short of time – as usually this week as might have crossed your mind already – so I’ll let the non-muslim Hijabi girl speak for herself. She has a lot of great tutorials on how-to on utube too, don’t miss them!
Have a great Lughnasad