The Burqa Experience: Into The Countryside

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by CaluluMadison, Virginia  – January 18, 2013Have to admit, I was more than just a little bit nervous going into Madison wearing hijab. This is a town way out in the country, where keeping track of your neighbors business wasn’t a hobby, it was a profession. Just being from out … [Read more...]

The Burqa Experience: Getting Groceries

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by CaluluJanuary 13th, 2013 – Culpeper, VirginiaToday I decided to venture out to my local favorite grocery store wearing a hijab. I’ve not gotten brave enough to wear one of my abayas along with a hijab, niqab or burqa yet. Based on the reaction … [Read more...]

The Burqa Experience: Bessemer, Alabama – The Accidental Start of the Project

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by CaluluBessemer Alabama – The Accidental Start of the ProjectThis holiday season I'd been traveling around the southern part of the US to see various family and friends. Our travels took me from Texas through Virginia, going through many of the southern states.Initially I thought I would start … [Read more...]

The Burqa Experiment: Introduction

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by Calulu(Editors note: This is my newest project and while it's not strictly Quiverfull I have had some extraordinary experiences so far that I'll be chronicling here and on the website The Burqa Experiment)Who am I and why am I doing this?My name is … [Read more...]

Modesty, Body Policing and Empowerment: The Hijab (Part One)

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by SierraThe Guardian recently published an article by Nadiya Takolia titled “The hijab has liberated me from society’s expectations of women.” It’s far from the first of its kind; indeed, the Muslim feminist blogosphere is really … [Read more...]


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