Once upon a time, there are a lot of young ladies whose thoughts haunted by their own fear when it comes to do things that suits their fully covered look. They thought they'll be discriminated at work, or alienated by society, can't speak for themselves or they can't look fashionable as well.
Until one day, some of them become the notorious heroines for themselves, and their people. They awaken by a thought, "Girls, we're still young, why can't we make a big bang for our sake?!". They might have no weapon to stand up and fight against negative statements about Muslimah, but they use their beauty, bravery, brilliant ideas and positive behavior within their fabric armor called hijab.
With sisterhood and faith as their main allies, together they fight bravely to show the world that WE, muslimah, can do things that others think they can't, of course in a classy way. Let's take a look at the young Muslimah fashionistas as Dian Pelangi, Jezmine Blossom, Hana Tajima, Dina Tokio, or Yaz The Spaz made the fashion world turn their heads to their fresh, edgy yet syar'i look and made muslimah more beautiful and confident with their look without forgetting commitments to Allah Almighty. Not to mention public figures as Rachel Maryam, Astri Ivo, Inneke Koesherawati, Siti Nurhaliza and Zaskia Adya Mecca who still shining in entertainment world. Indonesia's financial consultant Ligwina Hananto, writers and hijabpreneurs such as Ollie, Ninit Yunita, Farida Susanti, Fifi Alvianto, Hanna Faridl and HijUp's Diajeng Lestari bring muslimah's competence to the next level. Hijab bloggers and communities are now everywhere, they share thoughts, style and faith through a strong bond of sisterhood.
But by seeing the growth doesn't mean they win the battle already: there are always "the gentle reminders" against them. There are some of them still learning yet they judged as "devil in a veil". But these ladies keep trying their best to keep fighting and learning with grace and strong faith in sisterhood as women in Allah's eyes.
Beneath the fabric armor, these beautifully notorious women are now have no fear to grow and follow their passion, as long as they remember to keep the faith first. They might still judged for being "too brave", but they're no longer underestimated as a "caged" women.
As a Muslim, I must say that being the part of "fabric armored" troops have become my pride. Hopefully you feel the same too, sisters.