Women maybe obligated, or have a choice to wear the Hijab, depending on the sect within
the Muslim faith to which they belong.
For some, the Hijab is a symbol of reverence, and subservience towards Allah.
To others it it a symbol of female subservience, and constraint.
The article was about a female reporter who told of how she finally plucked up the
courage to abandon the Hijab, and live her life as a "free", emancipated muslim
She was ridiculed by some, and rejected, and shamed by some of her family members.
10 years later, as a BBC reporter, she has now decided that she may have to wear the
Hijab again in certain circumstances, in order to be respectful, and/or, to assure her
I took this picture because I thought the woman was beautiful. I also took it because I
am fascinated with the Hijab, and I was curious about how Muslim women feel about wearing
I wondered if it was for reverence or habit.
I also wanted to draw a similarity to the Habit, which Christian nuns wear as a sign of
Hence the slogan on my picture.