Thinner than a Hair

(work-in-progress)​

Feminity and subjects related to it are still controversial. Among many issues, the menstrual cycle is a taboo in many cultures. Girls and women from a young age learn to be discrete about their bodies. There are certain written and unwritten rules on how and to what extent the female body is allowed to be expressed.

In this project, Sorour uses the packages of the female sanitary products as a canvas. She embroiders self-portraits (from her various ages) working with her shed hair as a thread. Hair detached from the scalp is usually considered as a source of revulsion. Sorour explores two implicitly prohibited themes to explore detained sensations of being a woman.