I photographed Rima during my visit of Nikita Shahbazi Imove Foundation. Rima is, a Lebanese aid worker from the Southern region of Lebanon, called Nabatieh, which is a very traditional, conservative village. Rima was not allowed to dance and have fun during her childhood. She and her sister heard about our training on yoga, dance and mindfulness for aid workers working with refugees in Lebanon. She participated in it and many other dance workshops that Nikita Shahbazi used to organize in Lebanon.
Not only could she release her sorrow and stored tension endured during her young years, she also started to believe in the power of dance and yoga to improve the wellbeing of refugees and has been offering her movement sessions in refugee camps in Lebanon. I can not wait to meet and photograph her again.