Devrim Mavi

is Editor-in-Chief of Swedish Arena. She has been a journalist since 2001 and worked for Kommunalarbetaren and Mana and was one of the founders of the feminist, post-colonial journal Slut. She has been with Arena since 2007.


It started as an act of radicalism. Anne Sofie Roald and Pernilla Ouis adopted the headscarf back in the 1980s at the same time as political Islam began to grow. Now they are part of a global trend towards secularisation in which more and more women are shedding their headscarves and veils.

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