Kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls inspire ‘Running Girls’ artwork (Photos)


The leader of Boko Haram said that all the kidnapped schoolgirls had been married off and converted to Islam. This piece is about those forced marriages. A silk ribbon is a bookmark down the middle of the page symbolizing books and learning. Photo courtesy of Mary Mihelic.

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(RNS) Artist Mary Mihelic created 53 artworks inspired by the 53 schoolgirls who escaped Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria when they tried to kidnap them.