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“The Girl Who Seized The Internet” in the New York Times

“Tara Fares has more honor than the members of Parliament and the Iraqi politicians. Because Tara doesn’t swear at people. Tara doesn’t speak in sectarian language. Tara doesn’t suck the blood of the Iraqi people.”

Molly’s latest article “The Girl Who Seized the Internet” has been published in the New York Times. This piece tells the story of Tara Fares, popular Instagram model and Miss Bagdad 2015, who was murdered recently. To learn more about Ms. Fares’ life and bold social media presence in Iraq, be sure to check out the full article here.

“Violent patriarchy may have killed Iraq’s Instagram queen, but in her brief, vivid life, she seized the internet’s possibilities for self-determination. In her death, she remained an irresistible icon.”