“Let Me Be”

As many of you know I have been working on this painting, with some poetic verses written on it in Urdu language. If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen it in different stages in my stories. It shows a young woman excited and energetic to explore the world and live her life, while in the other corner it has an older women who has lived through the oppression. Every time she tried to live her life there were barriers were put in her way. The poetry is a few lines I wrote in Urdu, meaning: Would someone ask those who deny me my right to live:Who has made you a god on earth?Who has given you the right over my breaths? The bird and the cage show her fleeing to a state of freedom, to a place of…

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