She Decides

Worldwide Women protest, after the death of Mahsa Amini
Part of BOX2022


‘ She Decides ‘ From small villages to the steps of Tehran University in the capital, women lead men. They are at the forefront of protests, bringing the crowd together by burning their obligatory hijabs (headscarves), cutting their hair and dancing in public. Their immediate cause is Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old college student, who died on September 16 after morality police beat her, apparently for wearing a loose hijab. But their grievances are fueled by four decades of religious strictures that have fallen most heavily on women. Their protests are spreading, fighting the regime,

In this image Maayke portrayed the strong woman. She chooses what she wears or doesn’t wear, whatever choice she makes, whether she displays her religious preference or emphasizes her pluses…. She and only she decides!

Technique: four color silkscreen on handmade Nepalese lokta paper, hand signed