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.