In Somalia, a rare female artist promotes images of peace

  • Somali artist Sana Ashraf Sharif Muhsin, 21, is photographed on the roof of her home overlooking the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. Among the once-taboo professions emerging from Somalia's decades of conflict and Islamic extremism is the world of arts, and this 21-year-old female painter has faced more opposition than most. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

  • Somali artist Sana Ashraf Sharif Muhsin, 21, sits with some of her paintings at her home in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. Among the once-taboo professions emerging from Somalia’s decades of conflict and Islamic extremism is the world of arts, and this 21-year-old female painter has faced more opposition than most. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

  • Somali artist Sana Ashraf Sharif Muhsin, 21, displays some of her drawings at her home in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. Among the once-taboo professions emerging from Somalia's decades of conflict and Islamic extremism is the world of arts, and this 21-year-old female painter has faced more opposition than most. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

  • Somali artist Sana Ashraf Sharif Muhsin, 21, works on one of her paintings at her home in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. Among the once-taboo professions emerging from Somalia’s decades of conflict and Islamic extremism is the world of arts, and this 21-year-old female painter has faced more opposition than most. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

  • Somali artist Sana Ashraf Sharif Muhsin, 21, displays some of her paintings at her home in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. Among the once-taboo professions emerging from Somalia's decades of conflict and Islamic extremism is the world of arts, and this 21-year-old female painter has faced more opposition than most. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Among the once-taboo professions emerging from Somalia’s decades of conflict and Islamic extremism is the world of arts, and a 21-year-old female painter has faced more opposition than most.