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Halima Aden Is Taking a Break From Trend After Being Pressured To “Compromise Her Hijab”


Halima Aden made a strong assertion about being in vogue and has determined to take a break, saying that the trade has pressured her to compromise her non secular beliefs. Halima made her New York Trend Week debut in 2017, turning into the primary Muslim hijab-wearing supermodel at simply 19. Three years later, the 23-year-old Somali-American mannequin is rethinking her function as a vogue mannequin due to how her hijab was integrated into photograph shoots, campaigns for manufacturers, and even runway reveals. Halima shared a prolonged Instagram Tales submit, writing an apology to her followers, particularly Muslim girls who’ve seemed as much as her as a task mannequin.

“As I’ve stated many occasions, being a minority inside a minority isn’t simple. Being a Hijabi is really a journey with a number of highs and lows, however with that being stated, my hooyo macaan (mom) has been pleading with me for years to open my eyes,” Halima stated in her Tales. “Due to COVID and the break free from the trade, I’ve lastly realized the place I went mistaken in my private hijab journey. I want I by no means stopped bringing my black hijab to set. As a result of the minute I acquired snug, let’s simply say I acquired too carried away.”

“Not even for $10 million would I ever threat compromising my hijab ever once more.”

Halima continued, saying that she blames the trade’s lack of range and wrote, “I can solely blame myself for caring extra concerning the alternative than what was really at stake. I blame myself for being naive and rebellious. What I do blame the trade for is the dearth of Muslim girls stylists.”

In her IGS posts, which she even changed into a spotlight, Halima shared a plethora of photographs from campaigns and photograph shoots she’s been in the place she wished she spoke out reasonably than compromising. One such instance was her collaboration with American Eagle. “I used this to justify a LOT,” Halima wrote over a photograph of AE’s denim hijab. “As if we ever wanted these manufacturers to signify Hijabis. THEY want US. By no means the opposite manner round. However I used to be simply so determined again then for any ‘illustration’ that I misplaced contact with who I used to be.”

Towards the top of her posts, Halima talked about that she’s “not dashing again to vogue” and stated, “not even for $10 million would I ever threat compromising my hijab ever once more . . . I am guarding my hijab in contrast to EVER earlier than.” Since posting her story, fashions like Gigi and Bella Hadid, and even Rihanna, who Halima has modeled for, cheered her on and confirmed their help for her journey. Preserve studying to see her Tales.