My Hijab

My Hijab
March 21, 2017 BGCMA

Sierra J., 15
Douglas County Boys & Girls Club Member 

Sierra’s poem will be featured in the 2017 Marel Brown anthology, recognizing the best and brightest young writers from Boys & Girls Clubs across the city. Watch them perform at the Power of Words event on April 25, 2017, 6pm at the Woodruff Arts Center. Visit for more details.  

My hijab covers me from head to toe

While people stare in woe

Questions, questions, questions, they ask

“How can you wear that, may I ask?”

Sometimes it takes time to fit in

Or only being remembered as the girl who wears that thing

Well, may I begin?

My hijab is for me, fitting me perfectly

Giving me confidence to hold my head high

And, yes, sometimes I want to cry

Sometimes it’s hard not to be like the rest of them

But do I still try? Why, yes, of course

I show my beauty in many ways

By my hair and my scarf

By my skin and my garments, that covers it

I may not be perfect, I may not be the best

But when I put on my garments

I am an easy breezy beautiful

Covered girl