The surest way for a woman to declare herself a Muslim is to wear the head scarf — the hijab. In these two short pieces, young Muslim women explore the often unwelcome questions and perceptions that come with the scarf, and the deeply personal decision to wear it. Short documentaries by Reem Alfahad and Sofiya Volubuyeva.

Photo: Left, Safiya Gallaghan, photo courtesy Safiya Gallaghan. Right, Reem Alfahad, photo by JohnFer Henao.