The pressure that started verbally in primary school increased even more when my father hit me in 6th grade and forced me to wear the hijab.
From the first day, I wear the hijab, my self-confidence was destroyed, I did not want to go anywhere, but my father said that if I take off the headscarf, he will not send me to school. I continued to wear it because I wanted to study.
One of my teachers laughed the first day I veiled, saying, “What the hell is this?” I wanted to be invisible, and I was not myself. To get rid of this pressure, I had to get away from my family. I studied, started working, and then unveiled; my self-confidence came back. Now I tell everyone about my family’s pressure.
If they had offered to give all the world to me, I would choose freedom again.
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