Is it normal i am a christian who wishes to veil in my own way?
I am Christian Quaker. We aren't Mennonites/Amish but we get confused for them occasionally because several of us choose plain dress.
I was raised by a mixture of Lutherans and Wiccans (my great-grandma and her rebellious granddaughter, my mom). I grew up in the United States, where head coverings for women were stigmatized as anti-woman and sexist. Mostly these referred to Muslim veils, and I came to the realization Americans do not understand veiling is Christian as well. I even had a long drawn out argument with a man IRL because I had to explain to him a group of women were Orthodox Christians and NOT Muslim.
I also learned my choice to veil was automatically mocked and I had to explain to my ironically feminist family it's just as sexist to take the right away just as it is to enforce women ALWAYS cover.
I don't wear a Quaker cap, but I do keep my hair covered in a scarf, usually blue. I pray for unity of Abrahamic women (and humanity in general) and feel this tradition is my physical representation of this unity I pray for and my connection to Mary.
I'm just a bit shocked by my family's reaction. They automatically accused me of conforming to some sort of patriarchal ideal, when it's my choice in bodily autonomy. I guess it's just part of growing up and realizing your family will only support you up to a certain point.