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Feminist vigilante artist stalks Joburg’s streets at night

Sunday Times | Pearl Boshomane

Wonder Woman may be the feminist superhero the world is obsessing over at the moment, but Johannesburg has its own heroine who wants to defeat one of the most evil forces of all – misogyny.

Her Shadow is a character created by an anonymous artist – and her message is about protecting women from harm, a message that’s especially important given the endless wave of real-life horror stories that remind us how unsafe women are in South Africa.

The creator of Her Shadow says: “She’s like a vigilante and I embody her, in a way. The reason I want to remain anonymous is because Her Shadow is not just about one woman – it’s about every woman.” … Read more

Image: Her Shadow on the prowl in Braamfontein. Image: Supplied

2018-10-23T19:38:57+00:00