My Hair - My Identity advocated for women in Lesotho. In a culture where women have fewer rights than men and experience a disproportionate amount of gender-based violence, there are few choices they can make for themselves. After seeing several co-workers and friends spend their savings on a new hairstyle each month, I realized a women's choice in hairstyle...braids, extensions, natural, buzzed, etc. is extremely empowering. Their hair is a form of self expression, beauty, creativity and change. I continued taking photos with my co-worker and closest friend, Retsepile, and when we interviewed each woman about her hair, they described feelings of happiness, fresh, relieved, or fantastic, and a new sense of confidence and pride for their own beauty. The portraits show women confident, proud, and beautiful and insight the idea of control over their own lives. My Hair - My Identity, was meant to communicate our message through the power of photography and the photos are still exhibited today in the capital of Maseru to over 250,000 people. View our video.