Burkas, Burkinis, Veils and Women’s Rights

by Graham E. Fuller Symbolism matters. Especially when it comes to other people’s cultures. Most recently we see the old/new issue about Muslim women’s dress, especially now grabbing headlines in France where “Islamic beachwear” or the “burkini” (burka-bikini), has been… Continue Reading  

Iranian Women Tell Their Stories Through Photographs

by Sanam Emami A veiled Iranian woman fixes her viewers with a fierce gaze. She shouts a muted song, and we can’t help but stare back. This portrait is part of the landmark exhibition “She Who Tells a Story: Women… Continue Reading