Manal al-Sharif is a Saudi Arabian women’s rights activist who helped start a women’s right to drive campaign in 2011. (from Wikipedia)
Read her speech from the Sydney Opera House All About Women Festival, March 4, 2018.
“I have proudly been called disrespectful for defying laws that disrespected me. I have been proudly called a corruptor for encouraging my fellow Saudi women to speak up for themselves. I have proudly been called a traitor to the nation and the faith for challenging the degrading narrative of women in our textbooks and teachings.” (excerpt)
Buy her book, Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening
As noted, this last progression shows the difference of a three-hour session with a local painting instructor, Sarah Kaiser. Looking forward to next week’s session!
Hello to Paint Party Friday!
I love your series on strong, brave, beautiful women. Tremendously inspiring. This could be an entire gallery exhibit! Fantastic portraits.
What a lovely painting. She sounds like an amazing woman.
Thanks for showing your process, beautiful piece!
Such beautiful work, truly gorgeous and powerful!
Fascinating progress! And thanks for pointing her out to me, she sounds like an interesting woman. I’m tempted to buy her book :-)
wow- you captured her essence so beautifully. Thank you for sharing her story. happy PPF!
OHHHHH she is goreous!!!!!