TO BE A WOMAN

Art Director/Photographer/Model: ORA NAVA

Photographer & Creative Director: MARYNA ANDREIEVA

Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist: LEYLA ERDINC

Models: BORIS OST 

               HASAN ALOGAILI

               KRESHAEE COWELL

Location: NEW YORK CITY, NY, U.S.A.

Description.
Woman: "Good evening!"
Barber: "Hello!"
Woman: "I would like to book a haircut."
Barber: "Children's haircut or adult?"
Woman: "Adult. I would like my hair cut."
Barber: "Unfortunately, we only cut males from 5 years old."
Woman: "This is a joke, right? Or ..."
Barber: "No, it's not a joke. We do men's haircuts only on men's heads ..."

(This actual dialogue took place in a city with a million population in December 2020)

More recently, I learned that not only are the iris and fingerprints are unique to each person, but also the structure of the ear. I was amazed by this fact, and how inventive and generous nature is!
Every human being on our Earth is unique.
And at the same time, we all have a lot in common. Both of these facts serve as incontrovertible proof of the boundless wisdom of nature/universe / supreme intelligence / God.
And when all kinds of intolerance, prejudice, and disrespect of people for each other appear on the scene: religious, national, racial, sexual, age, and one of the oldest - gender; then the life of mankind acquires some kind of unnatural course and an unhealthy structure.

What could be more absurd in our days than the very reasoning about the fact that a woman can or cannot be not worthy of the same respect, rights, opportunities for self-expression, salary, self-determination, and freedoms, as a man?
And yet, sometimes these indisputable rights and freedoms entitled to all persons are called into question when it comes to a woman.
These are facts, hard and cruel facts. 

In Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, women are prohibited from participating in public life on an equal footing with men.
Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso, Mali, Liberia are other members of the list of countries where a girl has practically no chance of getting an education.
In progressive Hollywood, movie stars are paid based on gender.
Nowadays, in a huge number of countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, and America, a woman is the property of a man, and in addition to having lesser or no legal rights, she does not even have the right to dispose of her own body.
Arguably even sadder is that the woman is not even aware of her rights and therefore does not even try to claim them to her own life and welfare. 

Forced marriages, sexual slavery, domestic violence, female genital mutilation, abuse, and devaluation of women do not just take place somewhere in the lost corners of the world, where no one has heard of gender equality; but also in the huge metropolitan areas of developed countries as well.
Women such as Varis Dirie, Malala Yusufzai, Emma Watson, and others are trying to change the established order of the world's patriarchy to the best of their ability.
They declare that the demands of society on a woman are completely feeble-minded and absurd in essence. Girls/women are required to be: obedient and not be offended; sexy and humble at the same time; look great, but always observe the measure determined by society in self-expression; be sincere but mysterious; and, to crown it all - to be feminine and masculine at the same time!
What if you give a woman the right to just be?
Or rather, what if we women take the right to be free, and equal, which means happy?
This is the right given to everyone at birth - to be himself / herself.
After all, this is exactly how the God/ Universe/Creator intended us to be; beautiful in their community and in their individual uniqueness.
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Wardrobe Credits: 

Shoes @zara
Shirt@nililotan
Vest@bananarepublic
Blazer @bananarepublic
Pants@bananarepublic
Tie@tommyhilfiger
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Wardrobe Credits: 

Bra @avenue
Shoes @justfab
Dress@dresstells
Hat @zara
Shoes@zara
Blazer @bananarepublic
Pants@bananarepublic
Vest@bananarepublic

 
Wardrobe Credits: 

Bra @avenue
Shoes @justfab
Dress@dresstells
Hat @zara
Shoes@zara
Blazer @bananarepublic
Pants@bananarepublic
Vest@bananarepublic

 
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Wardrobe Credits: 

Bra @avenue
Shoes @zara
Shoes@topshop
Shirt@nililotan
Dress@gracekarin
Vest@bananarepublic
Blazer @bananarepublic
Pants@bananarepublic
Tie@tommyhilfiger

 
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Wardrobe Credits: 

Bra @avenue
Shoes @zara
Shoes@topshop
Shirt@nililotan
Dress@gracekarin
Vest@bananarepublic
Blazer @bananarepublic
Pants@bananarepublic
Tie@tommyhilfiger

 
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Wardrobe Credits: 

Jump-suit @musthave
Shoes@francosarto
Jacket@lookbookstore 
Pants@rekuccishoes 
Shoes@justfab

 
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Wardrobe Credits: 

Jump-suit @musthave
Shoes@francosarto
Jacket@lookbookstore 
Pants@rekucci
Shoes@justfab