• There are two ways. One is to be a puppet, follow the culture, and do whatever they want. That was mentally disturbing to me, and still is. And the other way is to go out. I knew there would be problems from my family, and also from my environment. But I thought that physical pain would be better than the mental pain. And I started working as an artist.

    "Afghan graffiti artist risks her life to challenge the burqa under the Taliban". Interview with Katie Booth, May 21, 2015.