WATCH: Fatima Payman Becomes First Elected Rep. to Wear Hijab in Australian Parliament

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Fatima Payman, the first elected official to wear a hijab in the Australian parliament, gave her first Senate address on July 27, where she encouraged young girls with hijabs to wear them “with pride.”

“For those who choose to advise me about what I should wear or judge my competency based on my external experience, know that the hijab is my choice,” the 27-year-old said.

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