“I tried to capture how the scarf changed the girls. I felt like as soon as they wore it, they were bolder in their actions, more confident, more outgoing. Sometimes I would be surprised when a girl took off her scarf only to reveal a very shy and young girl.

What might be misperceived as a religious symbol in Pune serves as a fashionable means for female empowerment.”

Skaarph by Yana Wernicke (5/6)

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