“The veil did not suit me, but I had to wear it because of my family, and the society.”
“I did not understand why my hair was covered. I wanted to feel the beauty of the world… I wanted to feel the sun and air.”
“I’m with the uprising of women in the Arab world because, for 20 years, I wasn’t allowed to feel the wind in my hair and [on] my body”.
“I want justice because I already have my freedom, and I’m not afraid of anything now, now I can do whatever I believe it is right to do.”
“I was so happy when I received lots of messages from girls wearing the veil. They showed their support for me, saying ‘we respect what you did, you’re a brave girl, we want to do the same but we do not have the audacity'”
For additional information, I suggest reading this excellent article by By Samer Mohajer & Ellie Violet Bramley Middle-East correspondents for the BBC News website.