indy100: This American Muslim woman has decided to wear a hat instead of her hijab - here's why

Immediately following the announcement that Trump won the election, American Muslim women took to Twitter to express their fear about wearing the hijab.

According to Pew research, there are approximately 3.3 million Muslims in America – one per cent of the overall population. And yet anti-Muslim hate crime in the US has risen sharply in the last year.

Twenty-three-year old Blair Imani is an American Muslim, activist and founder of Equality for HER, an organisation dedicated to uplifting women.

A Trump presidency filled her with ‘pure fear’ and she was shocked that so many Americans supported his message.