“Stop Telling Women to Smile is opening a social media call for Parisian women, of various race, age, sexuality, and gender, to send us their stories of harassment. The stories will be shared on the STWTS social media sites. Of these stories, Tatyana will choose a few women to draw portraits of, creating new pieces that she will wheat paste in Paris from October 30th to November 6th.”
“Street harassment is a serious issue that affects women world wide. This project takes women’s voices, and faces, and puts them in the street – creating a bold presence for women in an environment where they are so often made to feel uncomfortable and unsafe.”
Stop Telling Women to Smile is an art series addressing street harassment, by Brooklyn based painter/illustrator Tatyana Fazlalizadeh. Street harassment is there in every community, but Tatyana has been putting up portraits of women who are harassed, and have something to say. Women on her posters are real; and so are their stories they tell her in interviews. She started in 2012 in Brooklyn, but has been traveling through multiple cities and countries to tell women’s stories there.
Want to become a female participant or just tell your story? Don’t miss it!
Email your experience of harassment and what you would like to say to your harassers or the public to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with a clear, high quality unsmiling head shot. You can also tell your story on Social Media, using the hashtag #STWTSParis.
You can find the information here.