Akoon (translated to ‘being’) is an ode to, and celebration of Egyptian women and our expressive journeys towards reclaiming the spaces we rightfully deserve

This project was driven by a sense of frustration towards the unjust reality that being a woman meant so many things except for the freedom to be one.

Following four fictional narratives of Egyptian women from evidently variant, but overlapping, webs of intersectionality – they dance in protest.

A declaration to reclaim the self in every possible way and in every desired space. A true celebration of the power of ‘being’ – Akoon is about the individual strength and collective unity to exist freely, despite the socio-political and cultural environment.