Another ex-hijabi post, this time from a convert.
One poignant detail:
People will often tell you that a Muslim woman can wear whatever she wants in the privacy of her own home, but even there I felt myself being monitored. Crossing the living room in t- shirt and shorts would immediately prompt my then husband to close the curtains, so I had to choose between comfort and having natural light in the room.
That sounds so stifling. I have a horror of any kind of stifling.