These Brave Women Are Proudly Throwing Off Their Hijabs

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Published on 22 Jun 2014, 17:00
"A recently-launched Tumblr photo project is aimed at 'Celebrating body and fashion for those who have broken away from Islamic modesty norms.' The Ex-Hijabi Fashion Photo Journal was begun 'Because bodies are a joy and not a shame.'

"More from the bio:

"'Featuring ex-hijabis with awesome hairstyles and tattoos and piercings. Ex-hijabis in bikinis and little black dresses and cargo pants and hiking boots. Ex-hijabis who are femme and ex-hijabis who are butch. Ex-hijabis who are women and ex-hijabis who are men. Ex-hijabis topless and legsome and all decked out and minimalistic and with long hair and buzzcuts and everything. EVERYTHING.'

"The project is the brainchild of an ex-Muslim woman who calls herself Marwa, and runs A Veil and a Dark Place. 'I am an ex-Muslim, an apostate, an atheist, an escapee from the Middle East, a victim of both religious-based violence at the hands of my own family and the crushing Western war machine in my homeland,' she writes on her about page." *

In this clip, Cenk Uygur (www.twitter.com/cenkuygur) and Gina Grad (www.twitter.com/ginagrad) of the Pretty Good Podcast break down the story.

* Read more about this story here: mediaite.com/online/new-site-s...

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