Why This Student’s Yearbook Quote Went Viral

Rafika Alami's Twitter profile describes her as "sarcastic with a stunning smile," and that appears to be the case. This cool, confident 17-year-old is already winning the world over with her high school yearbook quote. Spoiler: It's not "Just keep livin'" or "YOLO."  Rivaling "No, Voldemort is not in my head-wrap" as the best senior quote referencing a religious and cultural garment, the student at Summit High School in California shared this clever gem.
The quote has since gone viral, with Alami being lauded for her confident take on proudly wearing a hijab.  "I didn't expect it to get that viral,'' the young Muslim woman told TODAY.com. "I'm really excited and happy. It's a great way to end my senior year. I wrote it because I thought it would be funny. I meant it in no way offensively." The teen added that she's received some romantic attention since the quote went viral. "The funniest and probably the smoothest reaction I got was similar from two people,'' she said. "They quoted my tweet and said 'Will you give me a chance?' It was cute."  Well, who wouldn't want to date a sharp gal who's got self-pride and little time for critics? (Hello Giggles)

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