This second part of “My Body Is Not Your Battleground” is a result of my Kickstarter-funded trip to Pakistan where I focused on what it means to be a young woman growing up in Pakistan. I held open discussions about femininity and existence as a young woman in the Pakistani environment and photographed various young women, in the hopes to shatter the image of the oppressed young Pakistani woman we often see in the West. The key issue I engaged with here was education, as it seemed to be central to all of their lives, as well as my own engagement with women’s issues in a space I have never personally experienced.
I was overwhelmed by the response and enthusiasm about this series of work by those involved in Pakistan, and hope that this provides the young women with the platform they deserve. A huge thank you to all those involved in making my trip successful, particularly COMSATS Islamabad and Abbottabad, and of course all the young women who shared their stories and allowed me to photograph them.