‘Their face is the only open space’
: Blue Bird Escape continues her journey back to the U.S. from Iran, stopping in Europe, where she observes:
When we went out I expected to see women in scarves with covered bodies. I was used to see them that way in Iran. Instead I saw women in tank tops and short skirts. Why do these women have these rights and the women in Iran don’t? What makes them different? No one tells them how to dress. They don’t need to wear makeup because they can make themselves pretty with their different clothing styles. The women in Iran have required themselves to fix their faces with makeup in the best way possible. Their face is the only open space where beauty is not hidden. The only place where their secrets, their story, and their dreams are somewhat found.
: A wise magazine editor would commission young Miss Blue Bird to expand her diaries and turn them into a story (if not a book).