Why This Student Feels Compelled To Wear Her Hijab To School

A Frisco student embraces her Pakistani-American heritage.

By Stella ChavezMarch 11, 2015 9:02 am

Irum Ali attends Liberty High School in Frisco. She was born in Texas and her parents came to the U.S. from Pakistan. Irum wears a hijab. “It’s helped me develop my identity,” Irum says. She says people focus on what she has to say instead of her looks and clothes. Learn more about Irum in this video.

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