Al-Zahraa Layek Helmee

Al-Zahraa Layek Helmee, center, is surrounded by her fans for selfie pictures at the annual Cairo International Book Fair, in Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 4, 2022. Online, where Helmee has 1.2 million followers on Facebook, many cheer her on. Others — men and women — reprimand her in messages, urging her to “fear God” or arguing that her voice can tempt men, an idea she rejects. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)