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Yasmin: ‘I wear this because I choose to’

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Photo: Alexander Mahmoud

Yasmin: ‘I wear this because I choose to’

Today’s the National Day here in Sweden. We’ll sit near the Royal Palace, study the language and watch the celebrations.

Everyone around me is eating fika. But Ramadan began for me today. I will fast for thirty days. It makes me feel at peace.

On the subway ride here a guy told me to take off my scarf. He asked me: ‘Why does a cute girl like you wear that?’

I said: ‘I wear this because I choose to.’

I’m at peace.


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Last updated: 5 April 2017

Alexander Mahmoud