December 31, 2020
“Girls in earlier days were innocent, they never put makeup on, and all they did was putting on this hat and this type of clothing. Life was difficult back then, we weren’t as brave as they are now that they fight to be equal with men. We used to even act shy around our husbands, as well as any other men that lived with us in the house. I always wear this hat, whether it’s cold or warm, night or day. I even wear it while sleeping, I tightly put my headscarf on. I wear ever since I was a kid, it has been about 70 or 80 years. I am used to it now. This type of hat was common in this area, but not many people who still wear this in our village, just some older people in my village and some in Mahabad and Bokan. I can’t buy gold, so I just wear this blue necklace so people don’t jinx me. I put basil and herbs that have aroma on my necklace so I smell good, so people don’t say she is an old lady that doesn’t smell good”.