As a hijabi Muslim student in Tarrant County College (TCC) in Texas, Rana Huwaidi’s hijab has never been a problem in the tolerant campus, The Collegian reported.
“Being Muslim gives me hope,” Huwaidi said.
“It shows me that it’s okay to feel like nothing is going right, but that there is always relief at the end of a situation.”
Huwaidi was born in Texas after her parents immigrated from Jordan to give her and her siblings a better life.
When she reached 16, she decided to wear a hijab as a proud Muslim.
She is currently attending TCC to pursue a degree in speech therapy. She said that she’s always loved inspiring change.
“TCC is very accepting,” she said. “The student body and staff are welcoming towards different cultures, a feeling I never got while I was in high school.”
Lana Yassin, another Muslim student at TCC who pursues a degree in journalism, believes the campus is a safe place for Muslim students.