On her music videos, Samira’s face is fuzzy. When she performs, it’s usually at private parties or in underground studios. Samira is not even her real name.
Samira goes to such lengths because she is a 23-year-old rapper in Iran who records songs about feeling suppressed by the conservative cleric regime. There are two choices when faced with Iran’s regime, she told in an interview: “Either accept everything as it is … or rage against it.”
Samira has chosen to rage.
Watch Samira’s video below:
Since she was a teenager, Samira has felt unhappy with restrictions on how she should dress or how she should behave, but the opposition protests in Iran in 2009 solidified her position.