Wednesday, October 22, 2014

On the Street: The Faces of Women

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is an artist and, like too many of us, a woman who has been subjected to gender-based street harassment. Her ongoing public art project is Stop Telling Women to Smile. In the video below, Fazlalizadeh describes her project to give women back a voice that addresses their harassers. Additional posters can be seen on Fazlalizadeh's Website.

The video, filmed and edited by Dean Peterson of Brooklyn, New York, was a winner in Smithsonian Magazine's 2014 In Motion Video Contest.

Read Tasbeeh Herwees's article for Good (October 15, 2014), "A Street Art Festival that Puts Women on Walls". Other articles about the art series have appeared in The New York Times, Huffington Post, and Gothamist.

Stop Telling Women to Smile on Tumblr

(My thanks to Good, where I learned of Fazlalizadeh's project.)

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