“Shake Girl”

May 11, 2008 at 3:42 pm (art, frightening things, injustice, sexism)

Shake Girl is a graphic novel, viewable online, which was created by fifteen students and two instructors at Stanford in just one school quarter. It tells a story based on the real-life, 1999 acid attack on karaoke star Tat Marina and, more generally, the phenomena of acid attacks in Cambodia as a means of domestic violence and response to personal dispute.

Shake Girl is an impressive collaboration–so much input to mediate and organize in just six weeks!–and is worth a look-over. Also, from the Shake Girl website, here’s a short listing of human rights organizations/charities in Cambodia working on behalf of acid attack victims, if you’re interested in donating or learning a little more about the issue.

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