Orlando - Artist Sari Khoury said, "Our responsibility as Arab artists in the international community lies in our ability to interpret our culture to the world," but what responsibilities does the Arab woman artist have to represent her own identity to the world? Is she the immigrant, the mother, or the righteous revolutionary; the wannabe pop idol or smokey-eyed Instagram goddess?

Middle Eastern and North African artists: Raeda Saadeh, Rula Halawani, Lalla Essaydi, Rana El Nemr, and Boushra Almutawakel—and countless others—are responding to these themes.
Hind Berji is an undergraduate English major and Professional Writing minor at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.