An Iranian model and make-up artist who was famous in Iran for sharing photos without a hijab has left the country with her boyfriend. Women in Iran are legally required to wear a hijab in public and this law is strictly enforced by morality police. But a campaign opposing this and other repressive laws against women has been building in recent years and a number have chosen to share their hijab-free selfies on Instagram and Facebook.
"Apply yourself to get better. You cannot let anything get in the way... that’s how you can succeed." - Motocross rider Behnaz Shafiei is among a small group of women in Iran allowed to ride on off-road circuits. ✊👊#IamNeverTooMuch #FW2016
Iranian women are using Fashion in protest to wearing hijabs by force . Allowing the wind to blow through your hair is an offence punishable by law for women in Iran. The inhuman Islamic law is enforced pretty heavily and many woman are arrested or fined by police if they fail to cover up with the attire considered appropriate. But brave ladies are rebelling against the law which they feel is outdated and unfair.
"Rebellious Silence" Shirin Neshat, 1994. (photo taken by C. Preston). Neshat is an Iranian visual artist living in New York, whose work deals primarily with issues of identity and sexuality for Muslim women.