Sealed Envelope

Sayara Sadri


Sayara Sadri’s mother stands bravely before an Afghani court on behalf of her family. She envelopes herself in a stifling burqa to shield her family’s reputation. Despite the gruelling ordeal she experiences wrapped in the hot, airless burqa, she brings it with her to Canada: for her and her family, it is a symbol of her courageous struggle.

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