This article was publised in the The Daily Princetonian and looks at two girls' experiences of wearing hijab at university in the US:
By Ameena Schelling
Thursday, April 23rd, 2009
As a student at an Islamic private school in the United States, Asma Saud ’12 was required to wear hijab as part of her school uniform beginning in fourth grade. When she arrived on Princeton’s campus almost a decade later, it was up to her to decide whether she wanted to continue.
At a time when many college students are exploring their identities away from home, two female Princeton students who wear hijab said the traditional dress has led them to examine how their choice fits into the dominant campus culture. Wearing hijab, an Islamic practice intended to reinforce modesty, usually involves a woman covering herself completely in public, save for her face, hands and feet.
Before coming to Princeton, Saud noted that she prepared herself for a change of environment, since wearing hijab was not out of the ordinary for her growing up.
“My question on first coming to campus was ‘[Will] I find it hard?’ ” she said. “There was nobody like me on campus. There was nobody I could relate to.”
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