If they had offered to give all the world to me, I would choose freedom again.

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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