I was very moved watching the documentary about Sheikha Latifa. For those who don't know, she is a princess and a member of the Dubai royal family. She made a documentary about how she had to live her life and how she was desperate to escape it. She described how, as a woman, she had very little freedom and power over the choices she made. She was desperate to have a life where she had the freedom to choose what she could do each day. And to choose who she did it with.
She had tried to escape once and been brought back. She describes how she was then kept as a prisoner for years. With the help of a friend she tried to escape again. She almost made it but because of the power of her father she was once again brought back to Dubai. Nobody has heard from her since.
I hope that she has access to the internet although I doubt it. But if she does I hope she sees this image that I have posted above. I hope that one day she is able to come to London and look up at the sky like I did, the day I took this image.
Keep strong Latifa. Many people are thinking about you.
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