Gemma Taylor.

Photographer + Writer.

Creating images + stories for
Women in the kitchen. "I think quashing female thought and independence has become normal. If you raise a daughter saying she should not go out or have money, and that her brother has a say in anything she does, then she is not taught how to express herself, or defend herself. Violence at home pushes women out. Violence from the husband pushes them out. Then she may sell sex. Violence from police officers means she has to to hide, which means she doesn’t choose the client, doesn’t negotiate safe sex, and so on. It is very hard to put rights into practice." Reda Shukry, founder of Al Shehab Foundation, Cairo, Egypt.