Brilliant, shining, and beautiful...that is the meaning of the name Zahra. A master of daggers, time-bending, and close quarters combat, this Arab warrior woman goes to battle for the freedom of those who cannot fight for themselves. By day, Zahra teaches young women in training about their heritage and how to be their own heroes. When the last rays of the sun have faded, she takes to her hourglass and molds time in her favor so as to uphold justice in the darkest of times. Zahra will stop at nothing to defend the rights of women.
About the Model
Lexi Haddad is an actress and freelance model in DC area and has performed with a variety of community and professional theater including The Kennedy Center and Washington National Opera. A graduate of George Mason University, Lexi designed her college career around art, social justice, and how the performing and visual arts serve as platforms for social change. She has continuously pushed for #equity across all races, ethnicites, genders, and ages in her work in public school classrooms and art exhibition spaces as well as in her current position in the museum industry. Lexi is a proud Arab-American with a sprinkling of Russian-Jew and is an activist for those with disabilities and mental health issues who may not be able to advocate for themselves.
Behind the Scenes.....
- Zahra's sword was worn by photographer Craig Lawrence at his wedding, and was made by the blacksmiths of Baltimore Knife and Sword
- Lexi is a model and cosplayer, you can follow her work on Instagram