Soheila Azadi and Hanna M. Owens form the collaborative Espand. Two feminist artists hailing from two different cultures, religions, and languages come together to highlight an intersection of Eastern and Western social issues. With inspirations from Middle-Eastern and American culture, they draw attention to acceptability in relation to gender, sexuality, and body politics. Espand’s main intention is to question social expectations. The two create radical feminist performance works addressing the political expectations placed upon the white and brown body, while incorporating the presence and absence of a dress.