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...he presents herself is a big part of who she is as a person. After her suicide attempt, she started her life over by westernizing her appearance and attending art school. At art school, she called out the men in charge for further restricting women’s choice of dress, pointing out their opposition to fashion instead of concern for women’s integrity. Still, Marjane was given the chance to design her own dress code that would be suitable for everyone. Even with a strictly enforced dress code, Marjane, like other women in Iran, found ways to let her true self come through. Zalipour adds to this, saying that different women wear the veil differently. An example of this is when Marji was younger and wore Nikes and a denim jacket with her headscarf. Through her choice of punk fashion, she was able to show her individuality even with the restrictive nature of forced veiling.
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