“Mahira Morshed remembers the moment people cheered.
It was a July afternoon and Morshed, a young community program worker for Scarborough Cycles, was cycling on a section of the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail with several women who, like her, wear the hijab.
To her amazement, onlookers applauded and shouted encouragements as the group went by.
“I felt I was doing something right. We were inspiring people,” said Morshed, who leads a free program called Hijabs and Helmets from AccessPoint on Danforth.
“It felt so great.””