Sanaz puts on her black robe and scarf over her orange shirt and jeans, coiling her scarf around her neck to cover her huge gold earings
As Sanaz walks out the door her gestures change. The streets have been turned into a war zone where young women who disobey the rules will be harshly punished. It is in her best interest not to be seen not to be heard or noticed
The seating on the bus is segregated. She must enter through the rear door and sit in the back seats allocated to women
She tries to distance her mind as much as possible from her surroundings. Is she angry that women of her mother's generation could walk the streets freely, enjoy the company of the opposite sex, join the police force, become pilots, live under laws that were among the most progressive in the world regarding women?
The regime ruled women and tried to make their personal identities and history irrelevant. They were never free of the regime's definition of them as Muslim women