The Egyptian Sissi Abu Dawh married very young, at the age of 16. She was pregnant when her husband died.
After giving birth to a daughter, the young woman had to earn a living to be able to take care of her child.
But in Egypt, women weren’t allowed to do just any job and Sissi decided to disguise herself as a man so she could find a job and feed her child.
So, for 40 years, turning into a man, the devoted mother worked for her daughter, even when the child grew up.
During these years, Sissi did several jobs and it was her mother-in-law who took care of the little girl.
At first, she worked as a laborer on a construction site. She kneaded concrete and carried bricks for construction. Then, the woman began to work in the fields, harvesting different crops.