In 2021 a photography project took me 1.900 kilometers down the Tigris River through Turkey. Syria and Iraq. By the time we reached the city of Kut, in central Iraq. I had been camping along the riverbanks for nearly two months, mostly in the company of men, with the occasional night hosted by a local family. Here Kut, at the home of a fisherman's family. I was able to have some precious time with other women. I was also able to join their weekly ritual of washing one another's hair.