I want to wear my hijab with pride,
but every day is hard for me.
I feel ashamed of my modesty and
it feels like a complete and utter lie.
I want to walk out with pride and
not feel guilty, like a sinner.
I feel like a fraud and a liar, not the
proud Muslim I should be.
I want to be a woman who's
confident in her faith and her life,
but I'm not. I'm just another fake
Muslim, and I hate myself for it.
One day I will be someone who can
be taken seriously, but for now I
guess it's just back to the old
life for this young woman.