Syria, cartoonist Amani al-Ali takes her pen to get across what others struggle to say.
Idlib, a jihadist-run region of three million people, has come under increasing bombardment by the regime and its Russian ally since late April despite a months-old truce deal.
Through her cartoons, Ali has boldly challenged traditions to comment on life in the anti-regime bastion, and to condemn seeming international indifference to civilian deaths.
The sketches are etched out in black and white with splashes of red, colours the artist says are inspired by life in the opposition stronghold.
Though her cartoons have now been exhibited as far away as the Netherlands and United Kingdom, Ali had to study drawing on the sly growing up, because her father forbade it.
Before the civil war erupted in 2011, Ali worked as an art teacher at a private school in Idlib so she could "be close to the field that I love".
She said her work earned her both fans and enemies and has a new exhibition in France. She may soon showcase her work in neighbouring Turkey.
Though she is unlikely to attend either without the necessary visa to travel, she hopes both will help to bust stereotypes about women in northwest Syria.