Author: Hauwa Mohammed

Hauwa Samaila Mohammed is a writer. She is also a wanderer trapped in the body of a Hausa Fulani 
Kanuri young woman. You can find her on Twitter 
can help Africa to build capacity, disseminate news from an African perspective, thereby building alignment and strengthening an authentic footprint
The Tone Up

Ever Considered Taking Off the Hijab?: Why Muslim Women Need to Have Honest Conversations

Over time, I found that the questions couldn’t be shushed anymore. Whenever I was around women, these questions would come to me. “Do you ever consider taking it off?” I would ponder. “Now that you are wearing it, how did you get to this stage? Who are you wearing it for?” These questions demanded answers. These are topics we should be able to discuss at great length, but these subjects, whenever brought up in conversations, are met with stark disapproval and resignation, as though they were blasphemy.

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