That she often declined to wear the Muslim headscarf known as the hijab also brought criticism.
Indeed, looks were ultra light and flowing, like a headscarf turned into a dress.
I see my ability to choose my hijab—a headscarf—as a manifestation of feminist ideals.
The same accusations are sometimes hurled at Muslim women who wear the headscarf, like me.
They dress more sharply, with tighter-fitting clothes and often without a headscarf; they also seem more self-assured.
The school counselor forced to deal with me pulled her headscarf forward and glanced warily at the videotape on her desk.
“I finally began to wear a skirt and a headscarf, like most Chechan women, not to attract attention,” she said.
“If they storm the palace, we will go and fight them,” said Eman el-Halawany, a small woman in a headscarf.
Wearing a headscarf and a relaxed disposition, Nadda looked barely old enough to be in college.
As sun was rising in order to respect her beauty, I took my headscarf off so that she could see me beautiful too .