photo by @tahiafarhin “i am a feminist, and i want to help for equality for all genders. i want to show that through my work,” says tahia farhin haque (@tahiafarhin), one of the photographers who took part in “this is 18,” a project from the new york times (@nytgender). “‘this is 18’ is about showing what girls go through all over the world when they turn 18 — being 18 is a crucial stage for all of us,” says 22-year-old tahia, who studies biochemistry and biotechnology in dhaka, bangladesh. “i hope to give voice to the issues that are unheard and unseen in the world. i would like to make people question their perceptions and the paradigms. i work towards a goal to shatter traditional stereotypes about women in order to bring their unique perspectives to the forefront.” watch today’s story to see more from tahia.