These Christian women are wearing hijabs during Ramadan to show solidarity with Muslim women.
11-year-old Grace Lloyd and her mom Ellie joined a 30-day hijab challenge. The British mother and daughter currently live in Qatar where many are currently celebrating Ramadan.
“30 days is a long time to walk in someone else’s shoes,” explained Ellie. “Ramadan is a month that is based on sacrifice, it is based on changing who you are s a person, or assessing who you are as a person, it’s about being charitable, it’s about all of those things.”
The 30-Day Ramadan Hijab challenge is a yearly initiative by World Hijab Day (WHD), which invites women of all faiths to wear the headscarf for a month. Women everywhere have been joining the challenge, and reporting how they are treated and perceived. The hijab is not a requirement for all Muslim communities, so many Muslim women have also joined the challenge.
Grace and her mom hope education and awareness will combat islamophobia, which plagues many nations.
“I want people to stop judging people just because they’re wearing a hijab,” the 11-year-old said. “It doesn’t matter what they think. It matters what you believe in and what you think.