Fatima

Fatima, 16, student at Raising Star Academy: “I was born and raised in New York City. I want to wear a hijab, I’m looking forward to doing it, but I don’t think I’m ready right now. First, I need to make sure my belief and faith are straight- I need to make sure it’s strong enough for me to put it on and never want to take it off again… so, I don’t want to just do it now and then someday be like ‘no I don’t want to do this anymore’. I want to make sure when I put it on, I’m ready to keep it on.”