“Jasmin started drawing in a sketchbook a few months ago,
specifically to describe her life’s story.”


“She had witnessed her mother being abused.
Her father used to lock her in a dark bathroom as punishment
– she could never forget the fear.”


“Drawing is an outlet for Jasmin, a way to express her feelings and ideas.
She loves drawing in the style of comics and anime.”



“Her drawings echo the stories she comes across in her day-to-day life,
often featuring characters she creates herself.”




Jasmin Nur Dina is an 8-year-old living in Malaysia. She hopes to be an architect someday. Quotes for this article along with her submission were provided by her mother, Haliza Zurah.