British Vogue

Since the Houthis took over Sanaa in September 2014, women’s fashion came under scrutiny. In this piece I discussed  how freedoms of dress were repressed with the evolving politics. I challenged preconceived notions associated with wearing a hijab by contrasting personal experiences of watching my  mother in a burka in Saudi Arabia and my own in Yemen. I highlighted differences between the former and current generations and  reported on how intertwined the dress is with the identity of Arab women and how women across the Middle East have made it their own.

 

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