Halima Aden, 22, is paving the way in the industry for other hijabi models. And she has a powerful message against haters.
“My hijab is not going anywhere.. not today, not tomorrow, not evaa,” she wrote on Instagram in November.
“The road has been long & very painful at times but also so incredibly rewarding. I’m not asking you to stop the criticism or double standard. I’m just asking you to see me as a human being. It’s easy to pass judgement when you’ve never walked a mile in someone’s shoes.” – Read full story.
Halima Aden at Jakarta Halal Fair
She is born as a refugee in Kenya, Aden is now an ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef).
The Jakarta Halal Things festival invited American model Halima Aden to speak at the event.
She is known as the first model to wear a hijab in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant.
Canadian Muslims divided about Halima
A so-called “hijabi” model, appeared in Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue in sexy clothes, contributes to the secularization and fetishization of hijab in the guise of “representation” — Ismail Royer (@IsmailRoyer) December 9, 2019
May be a bit too harsh the criticism. Nevertheless, Halima has to live with it. Read here.