It's that time of year again! Ramadan Mubarak to all of our listeners around the world. We hope your month has gotten off to a great start. A special shout out to those living far north of the equator, as here in London our daylight hours are expanding far beyond what our producers are used to. Hena is a Rotary International Global Grant Scholar and Masters student at the London School of Economics. She's from Dallas, Texas, and she was born and raised Muslim. She is the first woman we have profiled on the Hijabi Diaries who does not wear a hijab. Hena tells us stories of her time growing up as one of three Muslim girls in her public school track (one of the other girls was her sister), developing her own private devotion to Islam in her young adulthood, and navigating the culture of London mosques during Ramadans past and present. Hena studies Social Policy at LSE, and looks forward to a career working on political campaigns. The Hijabi Diaries is produced in partnership with the Openhearted Campaign to End Islamophobia. Aubrey Seader is our executive producer, with help from WFHB News Director Wes Martin and co-producer Anna Maidi. Music heard on the podcast includes Baraka Blue's "Love and Light." Subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes. Learn more the Hijabi Diaries at