This work is inspired by a Saudi student in the Twin Cities and tried to portray her complexity as a contemporary Arab young woman.
What struck me about this woman is her aspiration for independence and freedom of expression. She wants to make her own way in life not hampered by traditions and costumes that she does not understand. Unlike most Saudi women in the U.S., she is unveiled. Nevertheless, she has a deep-seated faith and a belief that God will always direct her to the good path.