How Naballah Chi is embracing her hijab and inspiring other Muslim women to do the same

Naballah Chi wasn’t always so proud of her hijab. But the Trinidad and Tobago fashion blogger has come a long way from her days in beauty pageants.

“I had sometimes felt that wearing hijab did not allow me to reach my true potential. I often felt that I couldn’t participate in certain activities with my hijab, and so this feeling had taken me down a road that I never want to travel on again,” she wrote on her blog.

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Now a successful style writer and fashion designer, Naballah hopes to inspire other women to wear their hijabs with pride as well.

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“To my sisters who aspire to or have recently started wearing hijab and are facing any of the issues that I did…keep reminding yourself that hijab is your protection [and] you ARE just as beautiful if not more with it on”

Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel (by far!), but when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her hanging with her kitty Tom or tweeting at Sen. Chuck Schumer.