The first day Palestinian artist Nidaa Badwan locked herself in her 100-square-foot room was Nov. 19, 2013. The day before, she had been harassed and assaulted by Hamas officers in Gaza, which Badwan has called home since 1998.
During this time, Badwan transformed her tight living quarters into a dynamic artistic canvas, a stage upon which the infinite imagination could stretch and play. Outside her doors, Hamas-run Gaza was under siege, barraged with rocket fire, terror and death throughout the Israel-Gaza conflict of 2014. Yet within the confines of her home, Badwan found a place of refuge, a way to create her very own peaceful world. Read More via HuffingtonPost.