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.

Blair Imani

Blair Imani engages with a variety of issues affecting Black, Muslim, and femme communities. Imani is the Executive Director of Equality for HER, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness for issues affecting the global femme community. Blair is a Press Officer at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She has previously worked with the Women’s Information Network, Equality Louisiana, Louisiana Progress, StuffSheLikes.com, Beautiful in Every Shade, and Baton Rouge Organizing.