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This Guy Crowdsourced Illustrations From Around The World To Break Stereotypes About The Hijab

After meeting a Syrian girl who got called a terrorist for wearing a hijab, Mumbai's Deepak Ramola decided to help demolish the stereotype.

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This is Mumbai-based educator, Deepak Ramola.

Deepak Ramola

On September 23, he started a series called #UnderTheHijab after an interaction he had with a Syrian woman named Sarah in Hamburg who was called a terrorist by a bystander for wearing a hijab.

Moved by her story, he uploaded this image as the first in the series with the caption, "#UnderTheHijab is an incredible identity". This series invites artists to make illustrations to help break stereotypes surrounding the hijab.

Deepak Ramola

"As an educator and a human being, I don't want young minds to form hateful impressions of hijab-clad girls and women. The only way I know one can help change this perspective is using art. Art in its very core has the power of mass revolution and changing mindsets," Ramola said in his post.


Soon enough, more illustrations poured in from all over the world with captions prefaced with “#UnderTheHijab is…". Here are some of them:


You can see the whole album here.

If you would like to participate in the series, create an artwork. Post it using #UnderTheHijab on Facebook and tag two friends to take the challenge forward.

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