Special Feature: Haiti Gets New Superhero Named Tanama on Women's History Month
This Women's History Month saw the launch of Haiti's newest superhero, Tanama. Tanama is a supershero, a comic book series, an education initiative and a movement—based in Haiti but with a presence throughout the Caribbean.
Tanama's introduction also marked the launch of her first campaign focused on tree planting in Haiti and the Caribbean. She is the creation of Haitian comic book artist Thony Loui, who developed the storyline to reflect the real-life experience of the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA) and their members who plant trees and provide targeted support to women farmers.
"Actually “supershero” is the gender-correct term for this badass Haitian comic book character who emerged yesterday from a cocoon after a women farmer-led campaign to plant enough trees to revive her. Ok, this is part of the plot of Tanama Origin, the first in a series of comics in which this shero encourages children and youth to plant trees, support smallholder farmers and become agents for gender equality."