Converting to Islam (02:10)
A French woman discusses her decision to become a Muslim and describes a trip to Bethlehem and Jerusalem.
Overcoming Cultural Bias (01:26)
A French Muslim woman describes her involvement in the Palestinian issue, after being raised to accept the Israeli perspective.
Accessing the Women's Sphere (02:10)
A French woman talks about worshiping in the Dome of the Rock with Palestinian women, and how gender separation in Islam resonates with her.
Finding Religious Commonalities (03:12)
A French woman describes similar attitudes towards modesty and scriptural links between her Muslim faith and her Protestant ancestry.
Representing Islam in the West (01:39)
A French woman self censors her headscarves to avoid being associated with fundamentalism.
Challenging Cultural Norms (02:46)
A Syrian woman discusses her decision to wear the veil in Europe, inspired by a friend.
Sacrificing Opportunity for Religion (02:22)
A Syrian woman withdrew from music school after donning the veil. She describes frustration at social prejudices in Europe.
Remembering a Past Life (02:02)
A Syrian woman doesn't regret giving up her music career to wear the veil and be a housewife.
Spiritual Self Expression (01:46)
A Syrian woman believes the veil should be functional, rather than aesthetically pleasing—reflecting the wearer's beliefs.
Muslim Cultural Identity (04:32)
A British woman describes how she gained awareness of her faith, after experimenting with self expression as a teenager.
Finding Muslim Community (02:21)
A British woman recalls attending a Ramadan gathering and going to a mosque for the first time.
Empowerment through the Veil (04:04)
A British woman describes her decision to wear the hijab and cover her face in feminist terms. View the poem "My Body Is Not Your Battleground" by Mohja Kahf.
Credits: I Wasn't Always Dressed Like This (00:24)
Credits: I Wasn't Always Dressed Like This
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