Womxn Living in a Male Social Media World

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Tattoo Artist and singer, Zaya Hastra Kai focuses her tattoo work around the theme of nature, botanical illustrations, animals and the female form. We caught up with Zaya about her experiences dealing with the ridiculous guidelines that Instagram have in place, that nearly ended in her account being permanently deleted. She discusses the presence of the female identity on social media and the right to self-expression for the female form.

Zaya Hastra Kai


Zaya is a tattoo artist and singer based in Brighton, UK. Her artwork is usually centred around nature, specifically, botanical illustrations, animals, and the female form. Her music is jazzy and soulful, with themes of self-love, empowerment & manifesting.