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Daily Share: New Muslim Muppet, Zari, Teaches Kids (And Parents!) About Feminism

Zari is here to teach our children about feminist issues.

There’s a new muppet in town on Sesame Street — well, Afghanistan’s version — and she is teaching children the importance of feminism. Zari recently made her shimmering debut on “Baghch-e-Simsim,” the Afghan co-production of Sesame Street. The show is subsidized by the US Department of State and 81 percent of kids from the ages of three to seven watch it.

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Zari is here to teach kids, particularly young girls, that going to school is great and that little girls can have careers, too.

We can’t wait to see more of Zari as she teaches kids about life.


Laurel Dickman is an intersectional feminist, plus size model, stylist, and fat activist that can also be found via her blogs, Exile In Dietville and 2 Broke Bitches. She grew up in the south between Florida and North Carolina, migrating to the Portland, OR in 2005. All three places inform her perspective of the world around her a great deal. While in Portland, she worked with the Alley 33 Annual Fashion Show, PudgePDX, PDX Fatshion, Plumplandia, and numerous other projects over the near decade that she was there. In August of 2014, she moved to the Bay area with her partner, David and trusty kitty, Dorian Gray. She continues her body positive and intersectional feminism through various forms of activism, fashion, photography projects, and writing from her home in the East Bay. She can be reached at laurel@wyvmag.com and encourages readers to reach out to her to collaborate!

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