This time, we meet Hiba, a former Muslim from Lebanon who wanted to break away from a culture where she had few rights and no independence.
… It was just that type of upbringing where almost everything was designed around maintaining sexual purity… I was raised basically based on the idea that I was going to be… my father’s daughter until I became my husband’s wife.
Every single moment felt like trauma. It felt like I was being watched, and controlled, and manipulated all the time, and I couldn’t do it anymore.
Hiba also talks about Muslim women who say they freely choose to wear the hijab. In her case, she didn’t have a choice. So if you asked her if wearing it was her decision, of course she would’ve said yes. Which leads to a simple question: How many other Muslim women are doing the same thing?
Incidentally, Hiba is the same person who, under a pseudonym, once created a website showing women before and after wearing a hijab. The project’s goal was to empower women to finally take them off.
These videos are incredible. Be sure to watch the others in the series right here.