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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.

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

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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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