هي ك هو

She as He

Sima Diab

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This is about Nadia, who at one time in her life dressed as a boy, because passing as a boy would grant her more freedom in society.

Nadia couldn’t use her real name because by doing so she would be publicly shamed.

While Egypt gives women equal rights by law, the society and specifically the family, impose their own rules on girls, believing it preserves female dignity.

Nadia’s story is unique and helps tell the story of the lengths that some girls and women will go to bypass the limitations of their female form in public.

Egypt

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Sima Diab

Egypt, 36

Sima Diab is a freelance photographer from Syria based in Cairo, Egypt. Her work focuses on features and documentaries on the social conditions of the Arab diaspora and the Arab World. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, LA Times, Buzzfeed News, NRC Handelsblad, The Daily Telegraph, The Globe and Mail, and other publications. Her work has been in group exhibitions in the UK, Italy, the US and Spain.

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