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The Unexpected Reason I Decided to Cover My Hair


Many of the married women in Abbi Perets' Orthodox Jewish community covered their hair for religious reasons, but Perets didn't – until she got a bad haircut.


What started out as a way to look at herself in the mirror without wincing kept Perets going through a scary medical diagnosis for both her son and her mother.


"I work on the physical, the external," Perets writes, "and I find my own way towards the spiritual."



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