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Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad calls selfies "private moments of freedom." This statement is universal, but in a country where Facebook is illegal it takes on a whole new meaning. Many of us take our freedoms for granted: ubiquitous social media, being free to let our hair down without fearing for our lives. All women in Saudi Arabia, Iran and Yemen, even non-Muslim women (including visitors) must cover their heads, or they risk facing punishment.But many of ... Read More
  Women’s bodies, and therefore our clothes, are consistently under global scrutiny. How we chose to dress may or may not reflect our political or religious views; whatever we choose to wear is continuously watched, discussed and judged. Arguably, women in Islamic communities get hit especially hard with that judgement part. If and how a woman chooses to veil is up for international religious, social, and political debate.    As Americans, ... Read More
Hijabs are a hot topic of debate and are most often criticized as an oppressive symbol that covers women and veils their identity.  However, Iranian-born photographer Sara Shamsavari celebrates the creativity and individuality these veils allow women through street-style portraits that capture young women in veils in various areas of London.  Shamsavari’s photographs show portraits of women wearing veils patterned with pink leopard print, ... Read More
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