New Feminism Tears Down Walls in Brazil

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Fabiana Frayssinet – IPS – 04 January 2013

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 4 2013 (IPS) – Anarkia Boladona has turned the streets of Brazil into billboards against domestic violence. As a self-titled feminist political graffiti artist, she represents a new trend in women’s rights that seeks less academic and more daring and popular avenues of expression.

As the interview begins, Boladona, born Panmela Castro, is painting a mural in front of a municipal school in a Rio de Janeiro suburb, along with other young people.

But unlike in the past, when she began to paint walls as a “pichadora”, or street artist, officials now support her work . . .

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