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Last week we brought you the story of Yasemin Kanar, the 25-year-old YouTube star who posts video tutorials on fashionable hijab styling. While Kanar represents a growing number of young women who are showcasing what it means to be a modern, fashion-conscious Muslim, hijab wearers still face scrutiny and prejudice.

Here are 13 confessions from young hijab wearers around the world, gathered from the secret-sharing app Whisper.

(from Saudi Arabia)

(above three Whispers posted on Sept. 11)

To share your stories, try Whisper here.

Alexandra DiPalma is a producer for Fusion Lightworks, Fusion’s In-house Branded Content Agency.