My Hair Diary 2023

Since 2012, I have been collecting my hair. Over time, the colour and texture of my hair have changed as I have grown older and this is a selection of my hair through a decade. This piece is also accompanied by a text that presents my perspective on hair as a Kurdish woman.

For you, hair is just hair, but for me, hair is also women, pain, invisibility, destruction, silence, shatter, beating, hiding, demolishing, voicelessness, fear, punishment, brutality, and, in the end, revolution, protest, solidarity, and freedom. In memory of Jina Amini.