One step forward for democracy

Recent steps in Turkey to remove the repressive hijab (headscarf) ban has me very very excited. So excited that I’m going to ignore comments by the opposition party that headscarves will ‘bring Hezbollah terror, Al-Qaeda terror and fundamentalism”. Oh the power of a piece of cloth..

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Shagufta is a UBC Political Science graduate with a passion for interdisciplinary thinking, writing, travel, reading, tea, and interesting conversations. She hopes to combine all of these things in her life work someday. For now though, she studies social policy and planning at the University of Toronto and shares her adventures in and out of the classroom at