Imagine you’re on the bus or maybe out walking in the park, when you see someone bothering a Muslim woman nearby. What do you do?
Marie-Shirine Yener, a French artist and activist who also goes by the name Maeril, has some ideas.
“I have witnessed, during the last months and years, the number of hate-motivated actions against Muslims increase rapidly,” said Maeril, who is of mixed Iranian, Turkish, Kurdish, and Armenian descent, in an interview with The Independent. “I felt like I had to try to do something with what I have, and that is drawing and writing.”