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These Ladies Are Using Graffiti to Raise Awareness on Kenya's Social Issues

This Kenyan women collective uses graffiti to raise awareness on pressing social issues facing their country.

KENYA— Is graffiti just for men? Although Kenya’s booming graffiti industry is largely male dominated, these Kenyan ladies really don’t think so.


Started by graffiti artist Smokillah as a tribute to the women who raised him, The Graffiti Girls are using their skills to raise awareness on pressing social issues such as mental health and domestic abuse.

“Many people feel like there’s no one to listen to them. They don’t have a shoulder to lean on, so they only find solutions via graffiti,” Cynthia Aluoch says.

For more on these kick-ass ladies check the video below.

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