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Artist stories for rebel girls

To mark International Women’s Day, The Cultural Frontline celebrates the female artists daring to fight for equality with creativity.

To mark International Women’s Day, The Cultural Frontline celebrates the female artists daring to fight for equality with creativity.

How far would you go to escape your life? The critically acclaimed writer Fatima Bhutto takes on extremism, alienation and identity in her latest novel, The Runaways. She tells Tina about the importance of creating characters that represent the experiences of all women.

The Guerrilla Girls are no ordinary campaign group. For starters, they wear gorilla masks, secondly they are all artists and they are all feminists. Their mission is to make the art world a more equal place - and after more than 30 years they still haven’t been able to hang up those masks. We talk creative campaigning with the world’s leading feminist artists.

We meet, Jasmeen Patheja, an activist who collects clothes - not to wear or to sell, but as a form of protest. Her ‘I Never Ask For It’ wardrobe is full of clothes donated by survivors of sexual violence. She tells The Cultural Frontline why she is on a mission to challenge a culture of victim-blaming that all too often raises the question: ‘what were you wearing’?

Plus she lights up dance floors from Kampala to Kuala Lumpur, the Ugandan DJ, Kampire tells the BBC's Emily Dust why being an African female DJ who tours the world is a political act.

Presented by Tina Daheley

(Photo: The Guerrilla Girls Credit: Katie Booth/ Women In The World)

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