After longing to enjoy an environment of acceptability and tolerance where a human is free to make a choice they want for themselves, the efforts seem to bear some fruit.
For the first time ever, stunning Sara Iftekhar has walked the stage of Miss England as the first ever hijab-wearing woman to grace the stage.
Sara is a 20 years old law student from West Yorkshire, who has also been previously crowned Miss Huddersfield earlier this year as well. She competed with 49 other contestants at the Miss England stage, hoping of representing the country at the Miss World stage, taking place in Sanya, China on December 8th.
However there have been other contestants who have competed on the stage wearing the hijab, but what makes Miss Sara a non-conventional representative is that she is the first one to reach the finals. She said that being the first hijab-wearing woman to reach there, she hopes to be an inspiration for other women as well.
“The opportunities which I have received with being a finalist in Miss England are opportunities which I would never have thought of, and will forever be grateful for.” – She said voicing her sentiments.
Sara has also set up a fundraising page for children’s charity called ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ – that was primarily created by Miss England Organization.
“I participated in Miss 2018 in order to show that beauty doesn’t have a definition” – she expressed on GoFundMe page, that has currently raised £330 out of the goal amount £500.
Sara says she wants to send out a message loud and clear for women that everyone is beautiful, as beauty comes in all shapes, colours and sizes.
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