Nadine’s story gives us a glimpse into a religious world known only to those who live inside it. She describes her life while wearing the Muslim veil and the day she found the courage to remove it. Against her parent’s wishes, Nadine chooses to wear the veil thinking it will hide her aching heart and what she sees as her physical flaws.
Many women around the world wear a veil to honor their religious beliefs. Nadine’s story about removing the veil is courageous and empowering. Her struggle as a Muslim woman to find self-acceptance reminds us to listen to our hearts, respect religious beliefs and to also tune out the oppressive voices of society.