Sheikha

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Sheikha, mean­ing a wife of a Sheikh or leader of a com­mu­nity, chal­lenges tra­di­tional Bedouin norms. Through­out his­tory, Bedouin cul­tures have lived on pa­tri­ar­chal sys­tems, strip­ping women from any power or author­ity. So I cre­ated this char­ac­ter that sym­bol­ises fe­male em­pow­er­ment and a re­ver­sal of gen­der roles, por­tray­ing a fe­male who dom­i­nates her vil­lage.

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