Donning the Headscarf: The Lessons of Love

PhotographerAmy Siqveland
Entry Description

In this photo all 9-year-old girls in Iran were celebrating the day they would begin to wear the headscarf or chador. The English lesson this group had just learned at school was about the "expression of kindness" and they welcomed me into their midst all screaming loudly how much they loved me. It was a nice juxtaposition to all the warnings I had heard about traveling to this country as an American and was one of my favorite experiences during my trip.