Sharing Stories: Headcoverings
A storytelling project by Interfaith Glasgow (
Female Participants Wanted!
Do you wear a headscarf, hijab, turban or other headcovering? Or perhaps you've decided not to?

If you are interested in being part of a small group of women from diverse religions and cultures coming together to share about what head covering means to them, we'd love to hear from you!

This is a great opportunity not only to share your experiences, but to engage in dialogue, hear the stories of those around you, and collectively challenge stereotypes.

Participants will attend 4 storytelling workshops during March 2017, giving them the chance to get to know their fellow storytellers, build up ideas and confidence, and practice telling their story. They will then have the opportunity to share their story at a special final event that will take place during Islam Awareness Week (27th March – 2nd April) 2017.

***Please note that spaces are limited and participants will be selected in order to ensure a mix of women of diverse ages and backgrounds***.

Please register your interest by completing the form below and we will be in touch with further information.


The hijab or headscarf has been heavily politicised over recent years and Muslim women have often been subject to criticism and abuse as a result of their choices to cover - or not cover - their heads. However, head coverings are not to particular to Islam. The reality is that many religions and cultures have traditions of headcoverings of various kinds for women. Many women choose to cover their heads and do so for a variety of reasons. We believe one of the most effective ways of challenging negative stereotypes is through sharing personal stories, face-to-face, in a welcoming, non-judgemental environment.

This initiative follows two successful Sharing Stories projects run by Interfaith Glasgow where people from diverse religious backgrounds came together to work collaboratively in developing their stories about their faith before sharing them with a wider audience. It also draws inspiration from a similar project run by The Muslim Women's Council in Bradford (see:

Register your interest
Please note that spaces are limited and participants will be selected in order to ensure a mix of women from diverse backgrounds.
Name: *
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E-mail address: *
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What is your faith or belief background? *
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Do you wear a headcovering? If yes, how would you describe it? *
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Can you tell us briefly what you might like to share about your headcovering? *
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What would you hope to gain from participating in this project? *
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Have you ever engaged in interfaith dialogue before? If yes, please state where. *
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The storytelling workshops are planned to take place every Sunday afternoon in March with a final event on the afternoon of Sunday 2nd April. Please mark any days when you would NOT be available. *
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