Yes, I Model — and Yes, My Hijab Is My Crown

  • Sam

    Girl I love your confidence. You’re amazing!

    • Leah Vernon


      Love you :)

  • mantaqaa kabir

    I love this. This article resonated more than any other to me

    • Leah Vernon

      For sure. Thanks for reading!

  • Bain

    Thank you for writing this. I used to be one of the ignorant white girls who thought wearing hijab was a sign of oppression. While it *might* be for some women–if you are wearing something you don’t want to wear because someone else is forcing you, regardless of what that item is (hat, bra, pants, long skirt, whatever), it’s oppressive–I have now been educated that for many Muslim women, choosing to wear hijab is an act of empowerment. And identity. And many more things. Thank you again.

    • Leah Vernon

      I’m sooo glad you shared this. And you hit it head on. It’s OUR choice :)

  • Devin

    Beautiful and empowering article! Love hearing such stories from my fellow Muslimahs!