"Discrimination against woman has deep roots in history, in religion. Women are second class citizens in many religions. Just like any other Iranian woman, I have tried to make the best of my situation despite the social and state discrimination against women. But, I was fire under the ash. They would try to put me out, but I would flare up, I would go aflame again. I had to be patient. I had to expect nothing. I had hope."

Photo essay: A chat with naqqal Fatemeh Habibizad