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Rachel, a graduate of Beit Ya'akov, entered an ‘arranged’ marriage, wishing only to be ‘a kosher woman doing the will of her husband’. Finding herself in a marriage that did not succeed, she divorced, after which she asked permission to remove her wig-- an unusual move in ultra-Orthodox society. The opposition of her parents, Halakha, and society left her feeling conflicted, and set her out on a personal and social quest: to understand the issues of coverage and disclosure, repressed femininity, beauty and modesty, marriage and divorce, marriage at a young age, extremely large families, livelihood or career.