Sarah Ansari: On Faith, Fashion and Finding Common Ground

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 “What does a modest dressing woman stand for? Regardless of faith, she stands for the belief that a woman should be appreciated for her intellect and not valued for the shape of her body. In electing to cover herself, she is not oppressed: She is empowered.  She challenges people around her to look past her exterior, to the strength and beauty that lies within. To me this notion transcends geography, religion and culture. Women have long fought the battle for equality but so long as their worth as individuals is based on the superficial – youth, beauty, sexuality -the value of their human capital is undermined …” 

 An essay at the International Museum of Women by Sarah Ansari, founder of Artizara Clothing.

(photo credit to wiseacre photo)

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