Fellow hijabi models like Ikram Abdi Omar also weighed in on how Ms. Aden’s public revelation had impacted them.
“Honestly, Halima Aden’s insta story posts brought me to tears and I started looking back on my old pictures on Instagram and I miss that Ikram more than anything,” Ms. Abdi Omar shared on her Instagram story.
Rihanna, Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid also reposted Ms. Aden’s story on their own Instagrams. Gigi Hadid wrote: “It is so important, as a hijabi or not, to self reflect and get back on track with what feels genuine to us — it’s the only way to feel truly fulfilled.”
Ms. Aden and her longtime agency, IMG Models, did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment. According to her stories on the platform, the model plans to stop doing runway shows and traveling for fashion season.
“I owe no one but Allah SWT,” she wrote — the letters stand for the Arabic phrase “Subhanahu wa ta’ala,” meant to glorify God when mentioning his name. “And y’all can literally kick rocks.”
Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/26/style/halima-aden-model-instagram.html