This Afghan female graffiti artist vows to continue making art despite Taliban threat


Shamsia's recent work titled 'Homeless And Hopeless'. Her hashtags now come fast and furious: #warzone, #darkness, #hopeless, #fear, #brokenheart. Photo: Shamsia Hassani

Amid the darkness of war, female Afghan graffiti artist Shamsia Hassani continues to paint her city with bright colours. Most of her work features a female character, someone she describes on her website as “proud, loud, and can bring positive changes to people’s lives”.

Through her art, she strives to portray the strength, ambition and resolution of Afghan women.

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