Ms Saffaa on protest art and #iammyownguardian: 'Don't say Saudi women don't have a voice'

By Sarah Malik

The Australia-based artist’s work is emblematic of the movement protesting against Saudi Arabia’s guardianship laws

The Saudi visual artist Ms Saffaa is a petite woman with cropped hair framing a pixie face. Her mural, plastered on a studio wall at Sydney University’s College of the Arts almost dwarfs her.

It is a riotous mix of calligraphy, graffiti and portraits featuring the women’s rights activists Manal Al-Sharif and Samar Badawi, both part of a nascent movement protesting Saudi Arabia’s guardianship laws.

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