As a part of Islam Appreciation week, female students across campus became hijabis for the day — stepping into the shoes of female Muslims on campus.
The event, hosted by the University of Wisconsin Muslim Student Association and Wisconsin Union Directorate Global Connection, aimed to normalize hijabs and address Islamophobia on campus.
A hijab is a scarf commonly worn by Muslim women, covering the head and sometimes the neck and chest. When women choose to wear the scarf, they are often called hijabis.
During "Hijabi for a Day," the women met in the morning to receive their head scarves and also get assigned a texting buddy, who wears a hijab on a day-to-day basis.