Jade Purple Brown


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PROCESS | Lenny Letter


Lenny Letter is a weekly online feminist newsletter created by Lena Dunham and Jennifer Konner. I was asked to create an illustration for Aneesa Bodiat's essay "The Women’s Gym Where We All Look Like Ninjas". She talks about her experience kickboxing with hijab- and niqab-wearing aunties taught her about her own brand of Muslim feminism. 


Here's a look at the inspiration behind my illustration. The goal was to show the sisterhood between the kick-ass Muslim women in the kickboxing class. I drew inspiration from Adidas and Nike collections, strong femme friendships + and non-traditional Muslim clothing. The color palette is a representation of the feminine and powerful energy that the group of women possesses. Click here to read the full story.