Merieme Mesfioui aka Durgamaya is a 25 year old Moroccan graphic designer, illustrator and comic author based in France. Combining traditional Moroccan patterns and elements from Islamic art with graphic design and an erotic touch, her work creates unique visuals. She is seeking more freedom for women and lgbtqia+ community as an ally in the MENA world, her strong erotic art expressing female and queer empowerment. After obtaining a BA in graphic design and retail design at ENSAAMA Olivier de Serres in Paris, Merieme spent one year studying illustration and comics at Lycée d'Arts Appliqués Auguste Renoir before getting a Master Degree specialized in comics at EESI- Angoulême Fine Arts School. She has been working independently since 2015. She is also the co-founder of SPIN OFF, an underground comics and zines festival based in Angoulême, France.