“I love my hijab. It reminds me that my body is a sacred part of me, constantly changing. My worth doesn't come from my shape, whether my shape fits the current societal standards of beauty, or not. Society is constantly pushing women to feel that their power is derived from their youth and sexiness. My hijab reminds me that my strength and beauty come from within and improve with age.”
There's a difference between being attractive and being beautiful.
If I'm seeing somebody really beautiful, it's usually related to who she is as a human being. There are times when I look over at my mom and think, ‘Oh my God, you are so beautiful!' She's not wearing any makeup or doing anything pretentious, she's just sitting there reading a book or being with her grandkids. I see her inner beauty. It's just who she is, it's her kindness. She's an incredibly loving and compassionate person, very giving, very nurturing. She's always encouraging you to be your best. That's just her soul.