"I am a Muslim and a woman...It's my duty and my passion to show another facet of Arab women, the real Arab women to the Western world and the world in general. We are very strong, we're human beings and we have our own personality on our own. We want to be seen like that. We don't want this projection of the Western world or Islamic culture on us from both sides. We just want to be seen as human beings."

- Lalla Essaydi, who photographs women in fabric and henna to challenge Muslim and gender stereotypes

More on her work: http://to.pbs.org/JeQNv1
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