Unveiling and Uprising

“This is who I am”, Dana Bakdounis (Thx to our friends at Google Images)

Dana Bakdounis; breaking free from the confines of the chrysalis.  Giving a voice and a face to the uprising of women in the Arab world:

“The veil did not suit me, but I had to wear it because of my family, and the society.”

“I did not understand why my hair was covered. I wanted to feel the beauty of the world… I wanted to feel the sun and air.”

“I’m with the uprising of women in the Arab world because, for 20 years, I wasn’t allowed to feel the wind in my hair and [on] my body”.

“I want justice because I already have my freedom, and I’m not afraid of anything now, now I can do whatever I believe it is right to do.”

“I was so happy when I received lots of messages from girls wearing the veil. They showed their support for me, saying ‘we respect what you did, you’re a brave girl, we want to do the same but we do not have the audacity'”

Dana Bakdounis (Thx to our friends at Google Images)

For additional information, I suggest reading this excellent article by By Samer Mohajer & Ellie Violet Bramley Middle-East correspondents for the BBC News website.

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About Michel Botman

Michel Botman was born in Belgium, where visual arts have always flirted with the limits of reality. In the eighties, Michel Botman started exploring the first tools to manipulate images though computers. For about 15 years, Michel Botman worked throughout Europe in the emerging field of Computer Applications for the Graphic Arts. Extensive experience in Digital Imaging allowed Michel to move into the field of computerized systems for Diagnostic Imaging. As VP Sales & Marketing for eSys Medical and later with Eclipsys, Michel Botman always remained dedicated to the creativity and innovation that are at the heart of his career. At the present time, Michel Botman is refocusing his life towards graphic arts. “I studied photography in Europe, but never had time to practice it enough. Life took me on other paths towards computer technologies and running a business. I enjoyed it very much, but I also love art. I always keep my eyes open for exciting opportunities and people that touch my heart.” Michel Botman lives in Toronto with his wife Lindy and son Noah. Above Gravatar pictures are of Michel Botman, his wife Lindy Amato and his son Noah Botman.
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3 Responses to Unveiling and Uprising

  1. Bah! Women should wander around un-draped, bare-skinned in my opinion. Only then they might find solace and make peace.
    Its beyond my understanding how such a small piece of cloth, whether wrapped around the body or head, can lead to an intense animosity. And guess what, i do not care!
    I am one of those successful women who cover their bodies with a shroud and mask their visage and trust me, no obstacle ever has stood in our way to freedom, ascendancy and prosperity.
    Running around unconcealed will not only give a voice and face to the uprising of the women but also a body!!!

  2. Reblogged this on Fear not for we have come in peace (Ummarah Yasir) and commented:
    Women should wander around un-draped, bare-skinned in my opinion. Only then they might find solace and make peace.
    Its beyond my understanding how such a small piece of cloth, whether wrapped around the body or head, can lead to an intense animosity. And guess what, i do not care!
    I am one of those successful women who cover their bodies with a shroud and mask their visage and trust me, no obstacle ever has stood in our way to freedom, ascendancy and prosperity.
    Running around unconcealed will not only give a voice and face to the uprising of the women but also a body!!!

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