This work is about my identity, and how it’s been challenged because of gender.
I was born in an underdeveloped country, in a fairly privileged family. I was expected to grow as an equal to my brother. However, it did not take me long to understand that due to society’s positioning of women all has to pay their price. A price that eventually draws a boundary for growth – physically, psychologically, and socially. It seemed I can only develop the strength to acknowledge these limits when I have already started to confront them. Without being critical of the issues, it is not possible to expect any solution in a broader spectrum. This project is my visual diary, an effort to extract individual essence against all the suppressive stereotyping. It is both personal and generic.
It is an ongoing project. Titles of the images are self-explanatory and evidence of my experience or thoughts.