August 1st is a major holiday amongst several West Indian countries. Here’s why. Emancipation Day commemorates the abolition of slavery in Jamaica, Guyana, St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago, St. Vincent, Montserrat and Bermuda.
When we talk about hijab, it’s usually as an act of resistance to Islamophobia. But why do we ignore the women whose hijab is not a choice? Why do we avoid discussions about why hijab is not always a choice?