Wearing Jilbab While Reporting: A video interview with my interpreter

“I would describe myself as a student, as a learner,” said Mita, 25, who accompanied me as an interpreter as I visited pesantrens in Central Java. “I’m open-minded.”

When I asked her to compare her experience of wearing jilbab while reporting with not wearing it during her regular life, she thought about it for a second.

“Yes, of course I feel different,” she said.

Watch our short video interview below.

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