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This Women's Empowerment Art Is The Most Uplifting Thing You'll See Today

Hana Shafi creates and shares pieces of positive affirmation on social media, and they are seriously amazing.

Artist Hana Shafi, or "Frizz Kid" as she is known by in the social media world, is providing comfort and affirmation to the world, one piece of artwork at a time.


Earlier this year, Shafi began creating simple illustrations that tackled complex issues, including mental health, emotional wellness, and the empowerment of women.

"Initially it started with a few digital illustrations in solidarity with the social media trend #WeBelieveSurvivors. It started trending after the verdict of the Ghomeshi trial," Shafi told MORE. "I saw the positive effect my illustrations were having and decided that I ought to make more affirming and compassionate illustrations."


Finding inspiration for each of her pieces can be difficult at times, though, and Shafi finds that she often has to look inward at her own emotions to decide her next piece of art.

"I ask myself what I need to hear and how I can get through this," she told MORE. "I talk to my friends, and I think about what they need to hear right now to support their healing journey."


While Shafi seemingly leans toward targeting women as an artist, especially women of color, with her art, it's apparent that people from all walks of life and backgrounds can relate to the pieces she creates.

"I really hope my pieces can make people feel less alone, give them a sense of feeling understood and validated and appreciated," Shafi expressed to MORE. "Making art and engaging with art is deeply healing, and I'm trying to spread my own healing outward through my pieces."


And through the overwhelmingly positive response she has received from the internet, it's obvious that Shafi's work is truly making the impact that she is on a mission to make.

"I don't even think people realize just how happy it makes me when they send me nice messages, or comment something sweet, or even just like one of my posts," Shafi told MORE. "It makes me feel so loved and so supported. It's a huge part of my motivation to keep going."

Hannah Marsh

Hannah is a Texas-born, Iowa-raised alumna of Iowa State University. When not writing trending content across several Meredith sites, she enjoys all things fitness-related, binge-watching "Whose Line is it Anyway" episodes and fully embracing her self-diagnosed peanut butter addiction.

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