“Two Years in the Life of a Saudi Girl”

“For two years, Majd Abdulghani recorded an audio diary of her life in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia — where women cannot drive, and where they only make up 16 percent of the workforce. But the society is changing, and Majd’s story of studying to be a scientist, learning karate, and ultimately navigating the world of arranged marriages is a glimpse into a world rarely seen by outsiders.”

I am so. so glad that I encountered this.

We never, ever get to hear from women living in middle eastern countries but we spend a lot of time staring at them (or, rather, our poorly informed ideas of them).

Related: My collection of essays/articles by muslim women about their experiences

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