A Woman Seeks Freedom From the Hijab
“It’s not only me—I’m just one in hundreds of girls who are striving to get freed,” says Hamida Bzeih, a 20-year-old Muslim woman. She feels forced to wear the hijab without being convinced it is part of her identity. The Lebanese culture doesn’t allow girls who belong to a religious family to take their headscarf off. Some girls find this a kind of imprisonment that prevents them from showing their beautiful hair.