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Technicolor Muslimah

Saba Barnard is a Muslim-American artist who is pushing back against the common, one-note portrays of Muslims in mainstream art and media. In a series of paintings called "Technicolor Muslimah," she tries to recast Muslim women. Using bright colors, joke props, and her own sense of humor, she tries to reframe Muslim women as giddy, fanciful, and goofy. Barnard joins host Frank Stasio to talk about her work and the women who inspired her latest series of portraits.

Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
Shawn Wen joined the staff of The State of Things in March 2012 and served as associate producer until February 2014.
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