“A woman vanquishes her fears and dismisses the ridicule, speaking out as a survivor and becoming an inspiration to thousands of women in India who have faced the same ordeal — a modern-day female superhero.” – VICE NEWS
There is a new weapon in the battle to prevent violence against women in India – Wall Street Journal
Leaping off the page – Femina
Stunning illustrations – NBC NEWS
Innovative – Vogue, India
Superwoman of substance –Bangalore Mirror
7 Graphic Novels Worth Reading — IGN INDIA
Story by Paromita Vohra & Ram Devineni and Art by Dan Goldman
SYNOPSIS: Priya joins forces with a group of acid attack survivors as they fight against the demon-king, Ahankar, and his tyrannical hold on them. Funded by the World Bank, the next edition titled, PRIYA’S MIRROR, focuses on acid attacks and tackles the problem of gender violence around the world. The comic book was created by and features acid attack survivors from New York City, Bogota, and New Delhi. PRIYA’S MIRROR premiered at the New York Film Festival, at Film Society of Lincoln Center, NYC from September 30 to October 16, 2016 and at the Mumbai Comic Con, Oct 22-23, 2016. Available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, and Hindi.
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O Espelho de Priya (Portuguese)
Priya, uma sobrevivente de estupro, une forças a um grupo de sobreviventes de ataques de ácido enquanto lutam contra o rei-demônio, Ahankar, e seu domínio tirânico sobre eles. História por Paromita Vohra e Ram Devineni. “Uma mulher vence seus medos e descarta o ridículo, falando como uma sobrevivente e tornando-se inspiração para milhares de mulheres na India que enfrentaram a mesma experiência – uma super heroína feminina dos dias modernos.” –VICE NEWS. Arte por Dan Goldman. Traduzido por Karine Bender. (baixar PDF)
Lo Specchio di Priya (Italian)
Priya, scampata a uno stupro, si allea con un gruppo di ragazze sopravvissute alle aggressioni con l’acido per liberarsi dal re-demone Ahankar e dal suo giogo tirannico. “Una donna che vince la paura e sfida la derisione, diventando la voce delle sopravvissute e l’ispirazione di migliaia di donne in India vittime dello stesso calvario. Un’eroina dei tempi moderni”. –-VICE NEWS. Soggetto di Paromita Vohra e Ram Devineni. Illustrazioni di Dan Goldman. Traduzione di Mila Fahren. (scaricare PDF)
El Espejo de Priya (Spanish)
Priya, superviviente de una violación, se alía con un grupo de mujeres supervivientes a un ataque con ácido para luchar contra el Rey-Demonio Ahankar y su tiránico yugo.“En India, una mujer que vence sus miedos y supera las burlas, hablando alto y claro como superviviente, se convierte en inspiración para miles de mujeres que viven el mismo infierno. Una superheroína de nuestros tiempos”. –VICE NEWS. Argumento: Paromita Vohra y Ram Devineni. Ilustraciones: Dan Goldman Traducción: Natalia Contreras de la Llave. (descargar PDF)
Featured in the comic book is MONICA SINGH who is a motivational speaker, humanitarian and well known social activist for Violence Against Women at UN. Currently appointed as Global Youth Champion by UN Women, and a spokesperson at United Nations representing Face of Resilience from India – United States of America. She is a fashion designer and founder of Mahendra Singh Foundation and Vice President of Indian NGO. Also featured in the comic is NATALIA PONCE DE LEON, who had a liter of sulfuric acid thrown over her face and body by a man who she had never spoken to in Bogota, Colombia. Inspired by Natalia’s “The Last Mask” campaign, readers can put on a digital mask through augmented reality and share their photo on social media to show their support and solidarity.
The comic book was funded by the World Bank’s WEvolve Global Initiative, which is aimed at changing attitudes and behaviors that lead to gender inequities, including gender violence. Co-produced worldwide with Mahendra Singh Foundation. Co-produced with Natalia Ponce de Leon Foundation in Colombia. Co-produced with Acid Survivors Trust International (A.S.T.i) in the UK. Apne Aap Women Worldwide is the nonprofit engagement partner. Presentation at New York Film Festival is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts’ Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes. New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Priya’s Shakti APP produced by HuHuba APP. The comic book series and interactive work was developed at Crossover.