Maliha Abidi is the icon the art and the crypto world needs right now. She isn’t here to just be a part of the NFT culture - she’s here to rule it like a queen, a queen with purpose. The international artist, author, activist and NFT creator is hiding a huge movement behind her recent collections and initiatives. Often referred to as the ‘NFT Queen’ in the crypto metaverse, Maliha aims to bring more than 100,000 women into the world of NFTs by the end of 2022. For her, the crypto world especially the world of non-fungible tokens which until now has predominantly been a male-dominated space, provides a huge potential for women artists to achieve financial independence. Amidst the popularity of ‘Crypto Bros’ and ‘Tech Bros’, Abidi’s NFT collection, Women Rise, has received international recognition and fame. It is very easy for us to cheer for her, because her purpose is both relatable and aspirational.
In this exclusive interview with Her Circle, Abidi decodes the not-so-complex world of NFTs and why it is important for women to be a part of this space today more than ever. She strongly believes that the NFT craze and popularity is here to stay and it will only get better with time. “I don’t think NFT is a trend. But it’s an industry that will give a lot of artists a new place to exist,” says Abidi.