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Shamsia Hassani: Perspectives From a Female Graffiti Artist in Afghanistan

“Art is a kind of friendly way to fight with every kind of problem.”

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Shamsia Hassani: Perspectives From a Female Graffiti Artist in Afghanistan

“Art is a kind of friendly way to fight with every kind of problem.”

The Creators Project travels to Kabul to interview master graffiti artist Shamsia Hassani in the above video. Her story speaks to more than just art on the streets of a war-torn country — it’s about the brutal social and religious strictures preventing women from participating in education and culture. Research from Thomson Reuters Foundation listed Afghanistan the worst place in the world to be a woman, shaping a generation raised under a culture of silence — social and economic rights and access to healthcare almost nonexistent. Hassani’s chosen medium, art, is her hope to “introduce a new women” to an united and changed nation.

Read more about the life and works of Shamsia Hassani here.

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