I started writing about all the different questions that stem from my hijab - or the headscarf I wear, but I realized no one will read a 832 page long novel about a piece of fabric, so I decided to break up the questions I get into several posts as not to bore you. A Hijab Series, if you will. The title of this post nods to one of the times I went to WalMart and a concerned child, one cart in front of me in line, asked his mother why I had a scarf on my head. She responded "honey, she has cancer," and smiled at me hoping I would nod my head approving her explanation. Instead I stood there pretty shocked. I explained it is related to my religion. No, I don't wear hijab to hide a bald head. Yes, I'm "just" Muslim.