Boss Brown Women

Using Art to Start Impactful Conversations with Misha Japanwala

August 05, 2020 Lavanya Aneja / Misha Japanwala Season 2 Episode 3
Boss Brown Women
Using Art to Start Impactful Conversations with Misha Japanwala
Show Notes

Art is powerful— it can influence our culture, politics, and even our economy. While the general sentiment towards art as a profession has been less than ideal for years, especially in the South Asian communities, social media has changed that for the Millennial and Gen Z population.

Pakistani artist and designer, Misha Japanwala has used her art to start a conversation around issues like domestic violence and honor killings faced by women in the South Asian diaspora. Using her body as a vessel, Misha aims to amplify the voices of those women, and share their stories by desexualizing the female body, and investigating what makes it so inherently sexual and threatening in the first place. Her work has garnered the attention of famed magazine editors and celebrities like Gigi Hadid, and today we sit down with her to discuss her journey.