TASHEEN | Japan

“It all began with my friend sending me a link to a YouTube video about how to style hijab. Mind you, we were both non-Muslims at the time, but we thought headscarves were absolutely beautiful!”

ARISA MARYAM | Japan

“One year later after I started to study Malaysian, I still had many words that I couldn’t understand. I realised that all of them were related to Islam, so I took classes of Islam….at the time it was only for studying.”

AAFIKA | Singapore

“I was a dance instructor and a performer. I loved and had passion for what I did. I did not believe in religion, none made any sense to me. I saw Islam as restrictive and oppressive to women.”