Hijab is Not a Limit for Women to Do Self-actualization, Says Psychologist
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Growth in the number of hijabers (women who wear hijab) in Indonesia continues to increase. Compared to 2018, the number of households in Indonesia that have family members who wear the hijab increased by 20 percent, until now it has almost reached almost half. In the midst of this fact, the enthusiasm of hijabers to move forward looks even more solid, according to psychologist Indah SJ.
Indah explained that moving forward is a form of self-actualization, which according to Maslow's theory is the culmination of the needs of human life after other needs are met. In the modern era, self-actualization has undergone a revolution from a necessity to a lifestyle.
"Everyone continues to be in the process of becoming the 'best version of themselves', including hijabers. At present, women's self-development is very open, hijab is not an obstacle for them to continue to maximize their potential in achieving various forms of goodness," she said in a press release, Sunday, February 4, 2023.
Three girls wearing hijab are seen practicing a K-pop dance. Doc.Tempo.co
Indah said that in order to keep moving, hijabers need a boost of confidence, one of which can be formed through interaction with the environment. When a hijaber feels comfortable and confident in her appearance, then the confidence to move, doing activities and interact with people, will be formed by itself.
Coinciding with World Hijab Day 2023, Rexona Hijab Natural launched the #RayakanGerakmu (Celebrate your movement) campaign which aims to inspire and encourage all Indonesian hijabers to actively move for the good of themselves and others. The launch of this campaign was carried out through the "Rayakan Gerakmu Fest", a pound fit class event which was simultaneously presented in three cities and succeeded in breaking the Indonesian World Record Museum (MURI) record.
Involving more than 1,000 participants and a series of inspiring hijabers, this activity initiated Rexona Hijab Natural's commitment to transforming the active movement of hijabers into various forms of empowering the MSME community with disabilities. With the theme "Progression, Not Oppression"; World Hijab Day 2023 highlights the importance of world citizen awareness to provide equal rights and opportunities for women wearing hijab to continue to move progressively, namely moving towards progress.
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