In this haunting exploration of femininity, Pramila Lama laboriously stitches together the phrase “ho ma chhori hun” (“yes, I am a daughter”), as a personal assertion of her identity against the spectre of patriarchy and its restricting grip on female agency. Recent feminist movements in Nepal continue the fght for equal access to citizenship, land rights, and justice. Yet most promises made by political groups and legal amendments ring hollow. Citing speci fc legal clauses, Lama juxtaposes her lived experience as a woman with the one envisioned by the law.
The artist’s participation is made possible with support from the US Embassy in Nepal.