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Qahera - the hijabi superheroine

Qahera opposing misogynistic bullshit. Credit: Deena Mohamed

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.

Qahera fighting street harassment. Credit: Deena Mohamed


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