Qahera - the hijabi superheroine
It's not everyday you read a comic-strip where the superheroine says in a speech bubble:
“I can hear it! The sound of ... mysogynistic bullshit!”
In the Arabic language, Qahera means vanquisher, destroyer, omnipotent. It is also the name of a new Egyptian webcomic superheroine. Move over Wonder Women, there's a new feminist comic-strip icon-in-the-making. Qahera opposes misogyny, fends off street harassers and tackles islamophobia. She boots into “high-gear” in situations where women are mistreated, taking control and trying to change the world in her own way. She also wears a hijab (the head-scarf worn by many Muslim women)
Deena Mohamed is the creator and all-around webcomic extraordinaire behind Qahera. She's a 19 year old graphic design student.
Listen here to my interview with the lovely Deena.