These women are speaking out about wearing their hijabs and we are listening

These women are speaking out about wearing their hijabs and we are listening

The President-elect, Donald Trump, made some pretty jarring statements while on the campaign trail, especially about Muslims in America. Now that he’s been elected, Muslim women everywhere are voicing their concern about how they may be treated in the future.

Many Muslim women are speaking out about publicly wearing hijabs during Trump’s presidency and they have some fascinating points.

Since the hijab is so integral to Muslim culture and religion, we completely support these women’s rights to practice their beliefs freely. We find it wonderful that so many are making their voices heard on this matter.

I'm a Muslim and I'm proud to be one and Trump cannot bring us Muslims down we can and will stay strong

— Rubyna // safe space (@louisobession) November 9, 2016

To every Muslim women in America, pls do not take off your hijab. Trump may won but he can't destroy Muslims for who we are. Be strong

— Braderpitt (@Uselessxhope) November 9, 2016

Today, leaving my home with my hijab on will be the greatest act of bravery I have yet done. What a shame.

— Sameena Hameed (@SameenaHameena) November 9, 2016

The Rio Olympics actually brought a great deal of awareness to women in hijabs thanks to many athletes who chose to compete in it.

Despite the fact that hijiab-wearing women have become much more culturally mainstream in America, they still sadly have to deal with a great deal of discrimination.

We applaud these wonderful women for staying strong in their beliefs.

I am not going to take off my hijab, I'm just going to tie it tighter.
I'm not going to sacrifice a part of me to adhere to your ignorance.

— kat (@whackkat) November 9, 2016

While many women are speaking out bravely and openly for their rights, others are speaking up in solidarity.

please don't be bystanders to violence toward muslim women that wear hijabs. I know I won't be.

— kyra (@kyrageous) November 9, 2016

If you don't feel safe to wear hijab in your area, please reach out to a friend/have a call-buddy/don't walk alone whenever you're out.

— Narjis Naqvi (@narjisfn) November 9, 2016

It’s heartbreaking that so many women feel that they could be persecuted for simply being themselves. Seeing the number of people who are supporting them, however, is so inspiring.

My Muslim student was sitting in class today with a hoodie over her hijab and when I realized this I had a hard time not crying on the spot

— Sam(antha) (@superfluoussam) November 9, 2016

While there is a lot to process in terms of what the future will look like, these women speaking out about their individual rights is a great reminder to be aware, be respectful, and take care of each other.

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