today i wanted to talk about my own experience that i had while shopping as a Muslim women
i decided that i wanted to out shopping one day for clothing items that i needed.
this place was a large name brand store and it was my favorite as me and my family would go there when i was little but recently it has been a bit hard me for me nowadays as i am now a Muslim convert so i tend to wear modest clothing which unfortunately draws unwanted or stares of confusion glares or get fallowed by store staff
and is what unfortunately happened yet again when shopped in this store and as i was looking at the pants section of the store i saw a employee working in the same section who seemed to be inching close to me and looking at me while i was searching for my size and style i locked back at her and her at me and even someone came and started to have a conversion with her she still looked befuddled at me, thinking that i would steal from the store properly or that i am somehow a threat when in reality her staring at ME felt more like a threat it made feel like i did not belong there period i finely found what i wanted and left feeling honestly horrible about myself and i never told the manger of the store about the incident even though maybe i should have i still do not know exactly.
but what i do know is when i talk about these unpleasant Experiences with others their response to me are usually as fallowed
you are just overeating, you are just looking to much into it, you are probably just imagining it well, YOU do wear hijab, you wear those long cloths!,
and what i find the most funny about these responses is when i am explaining my experiences there is a that the lack of awareness or even the REFUSAL to be aware or accept the existence of blatant Islamophobia and racism in our society that is more acceptable to say the victim of such treatment is oversensitive then call out the Aggressor.
the real hate and glares that i get make me feel insure and that is not OK we should all talk about what we go though we should not keep silent like it is OK we should not convince ourselves otherwise and most importantly we should accept that hate is hate and has no place in our society
i know this was a short blog post but i just wanted to end it here and i will be posting my own experiences with Islamophobia in the future along with others and topics i enjoy i am proud of who i am and i love myself and you should to regardless of religion race or gender
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Keep it up, sis