To Jilbab or Not to Jilbab: Two ETAs’ choice to wear a headscarf for nine months

“You look much more beautiful with headscarf.” Every day along the halls of the Islamic high schools where we teach, teachers and students alike express admiration for our headscarves (henceforth referred to as jilbabs, the Indonesian word). Under our program’s rules, schools cannot require us to use the jilbab, but anyone can understand subtle encouragement, even if…