Hearts on my Cheeks

by Marjowyn Vito
Makati City, Philippines
Painting: Acrylic

Vision Statement

I was warned not to travel solo in Iran by family, friends, colleagues, Iranians living in my country, the Philippines, and my government. But I did.
I was fixing my hijab not because it looked artistic but because I was afraid to get in trouble if it fell off.
I have hearts on my cheeks for the kindness I received from the people of Iran.