"I am a professional researcher. I am a woman, I'm not supposed to become rough and masculine as a result of my job. This job has made me very soft, very modest, and very forthright. Look at heroines from Shahnameh. Gordafarid is a woman, but she goes to battle as a pahlavan (warrior hero), she doesn't have to copy anyone."

Photo essay: A chat with naqqal Fatemeh Habibizad