Firstly, let me introduce you to Shamsia Hassani. She is one kickass graffiti creator from Iran, making street art graffiti in the streets of Kabul incredibly popular. She is in fact, the first ever recognised graffiti artist in the country! Her mission is to bring awareness to the war years, whilst using many a spray can of colour, to help with the negative memories.
She is incredibly passionate about women’s rights and wants to make it clear that women are battling for equality in Afghanistan. She proudly claims, ‘I want to make Afghanistan famous for its art; not its war’. You can check out Shamsia’s beautiful work here.
Lady Pink (Sandra Fabara) is a beautiful Ecuadorian female street artist raised in New York City. She is a true veteran of graffiti history and definitely gave the male graffiti artists of New York a run for their money in the 80s! She started out painting subway cars but then landed a role in the movie ‘Wild Style’. Sequentially, this lead this passionate graffiti maker to become very well-known in hip hop music and the graffiti NYC scene. Go Lady Pink!
Lady Pink’s New York graffiti career has been heavily focused on empowering women, by using her urban art to rebel against a male-dominated graffiti scene. She says, ‘It’s not just a boys club. We have a sisterhood thing going’. Check out her creations!