According to my family’s mentality, I deserve to die.

Are this society and this mentality hostile to the female body that I have, or is it an enemy to me? Hello to everyone. Let me start by introducing myself. I am a 20-year-old, alive, and kicking young girl with high energy. I experienced an

I can’t live like this.

I’m writing this for my family. I’m upset. You see this but don’t care because you know that my happiness will bother you. I know that I make you feel uncomfortable, but you don’t have any idea that your pressure on me makes me disgusted

I am not even a Muslim, yet I am forced to wear the hijab.

I explained to them how I wanted to take off my hijab. 3 times, politely, I even sobbed and cried in their presence. “It upsets me dad.” I told him. “Doesn’t matter. It’s more important that you cover yourself.” he told me. I realized then

“You’re possessed by a demon.”

“Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women.” The above quote is from Maya Angelou, who always cheers me up with her “Come on, take action!” punchlines; I wanted to begin on a hopeful note. Each person is a

They used to beat my older sister to force her to veil.

Hi there, there is no way out in my story. I shouldn’t be pessimistic about my situation, but I don’t know what to do either. When I was only 4 years old my parents sent me to special daycares where they would teach religious doctrines.

My dad turned around and suddenly took my headscarf off.

Hi. I was watching a YouTube video about unveiling and someone recommended me this platform. I didn’t realize before that there were so many people sharing the same story. It was the summer of 5th grade that I decided to cover my hair at an

Let my freedom be the only infinite thing.

Can you hear the wind? It approaches calmly and silently. My eyelids are starting to open; my numb and dry glances hit against the damp and wet walls… I lift my head, unaware of anything. Every mirror I show my face breaks, I stand up