Books·Canadian

It Begins With The Body

Hana Shafi explores the milestones and hurdles of a brown girl coming into her own.

Hana Shafi

It Begins With The Body by Hana Shafi explores the milestones and hurdles of a brown girl coming into her own. Shafi's poems display a raw and frank intimacy and address anxiety, unemployment, heartbreak, relationships, identity and faith.

Accompanied by Shafi's candid illustrations that share the same delightful mixture of grotesque and humour found in her poems, It Begins With The Body navigates the highs and lows of youth. It is about feeling like an outsider, and reconciling with pain and awkwardness. It's about arguing with your mum about wanting to wax off your unibrow to the first time you threw up in a bar in your twenties, and everything in between. Funny and raw, personal and honest, Shafi's exciting debut is about finding the right words you wished you had found when you needed them the most. (From Book*hug)

Interviews with Hana Shafi

The anti-troll: this artist is making social media a safer space one illustration at a time

Exhibitionists

3 years agoVideo
3:20
Hana Shafi’s (aka Frizz Kid) illustrations of healing struck a chord on the internet and gained her thousands of followers. 3:20

now