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Bahia Shehab Political Street Art

Bahia Shehab became a political activist during the Arabic Spring when she decided to transform her earlier research and exhibited art project about Arabic calligraphy into graffiti in the streets of Cairo. Her street art features the arabic script 'No' together with different political claims such as "No to violence" and "No to military rule", always linked to cases of abuse performed during the protests. Especially iconic is the "blue bra" which Bahia started spraying after a woman was stripped of her clothes and beaten by the police - exposing the blue bra underneath.