Prayers To Myself is a visual story depicting a gentle and different angle towards religion, especially islam. Redirecting the focus towards the simple understanding of religion as a connective experience between body and nature. Despite all the negative and charged conversations against islam and its impacts on the worlds. should this story function as an enabler and reminder of different discussions and understandings. Shifting stigma and prejudice towards muslims in our society and open up a world with different realities, that allows muslims to exists as individuals with their own thoughts and ideas rather than an unity supporting extreme measures that we are exposed to on the news.
Samira Saidi is a half Ghanaian, half Austrian, woman of colour, whose practice has the aim to inspect and shift the sociological structures of race, belonging, and explores the duality of intersectional identities through the body.