With a can of spray paint in hand, local Afghan female artists have taken to the streets to paint the plight of women in Afghanistan and channel their frustrations and aspirations about the future of their country through art. 24-year-old street artist Malina Suliman provides a visual backdrop to the daily struggles and hardships of Afghan women whose voices have been largely silenced by the Taliban and insurgent groups. “Some people who face injustice and the lack of rights take the bomb to kill us or narcotics to kill themselves. Graffiti is a peaceful way of fighting against the government, against all wrong things,” she says.

Kabul-based graffiti artist Shamsia Hassani embeds motivating messages in her painted murals with hopes of bringing a pop of color into the lives of passersby. Her art commonly feature over-sized women with explicit female figures in striking turquoise burqas. “My women are big, strong and modern. I capture them in movement and draw them bigger than in real life. I want people to perceive these women differently,” Hassani explains.

Read more via Mint Press News.

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