” The hijab is a symbol that we wear on our heads, but I want people to know that it is my choice. I’m doing it because I want to do it. I wanted people to see that you could still be really cute and modest at the same time. “


” You don’t let being the first to do it stop you or get in the way. “


” I did notice growing up that there are so many things, obstacles and things, that people think you can’t do because you’re Muslim or because you’re wearing a hijab. You hear a lot of no’s. That was something that I wanted to see change. “


” When you have a lot of women in our state that do wear the hijab, we should be able to see that everywhere. “


” A lot of people will look at you and will fail to see your beauty because you’re covered up and they’re not used to it. So growing up, I just had to work on my people skills and give people a chance to really know me besides the clothing. “


” Be who you are. It’s easy to feel like you have to blend in, but it takes courage to live your life with conviction and embrace the person that you are. “


” If you think people are against you and that you’re a target, things will start appearing that way. I just go about my day, and I don’t think anyone is out to get me. “


” Every little girl looks up to her mom so much – that’s your first hero. “


” I have much more to offer than my physical appearance, and a hijab protects me against ‘You’re too skinny,’ ‘You’re too thick,’ ‘Look at her hips,’ ‘Look at her thigh gap.’ I don’t have to worry about that. “


” My favorite part of modeling is backstage. Every day you work with different people, and as much as people learn about my story, I get to learn about theirs. “


” My mom and grandma, growing up, one thing they emphasized was that you need to make sure that anything you put on your skin is also digestible by the body. For example, if something isn’t safe for me to eat or consume, it’s probably not good for your face. So I do a lot of natural remedies. “


” Skin care is so much more important than makeup. Makeup is for when you’re having fun and going out. But your skin is forever. “


” Moisturizing every night is important. When you’re 50 or 60, it’s going to show if you don’t take care of it. You have to prepare when you’re young, so you still have that healthy, glowing skin when you’re 60 or 70. “


” I feel like with anything you choose to do in this world, there are always gonna be people who disagree. But I’ve had a lot more supporters than critics. “


” Always stay true to who you are – barriers can and will be broken! “



All 15 Halima Aden Quotes about You in picture


The hijab is a symbol that we wear on our heads, but I want people to know that it is my choice. I
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I did notice growing up that there are so many things, obstacles and things, that people think you can
When you have a lot of women in our state that do wear the hijab, we should be able to see that everywhere.
A lot of people will look at you and will fail to see your beauty because you
Be who you are. It
If you think people are against you and that you
Every little girl looks up to her mom so much - that
I have much more to offer than my physical appearance, and a hijab protects me against
My favorite part of modeling is backstage. Every day you work with different people, and as much as people learn about my story, I get to learn about theirs.
My mom and grandma, growing up, one thing they emphasized was that you need to make sure that anything you put on your skin is also digestible by the body. For example, if something isn
Skin care is so much more important than makeup. Makeup is for when you
Moisturizing every night is important. When you
I feel like with anything you choose to do in this world, there are always gonna be people who disagree. But I
Always stay true to who you are - barriers can and will be broken!
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