A straightforward solution to men saying gross things to women on the street

Artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh went to Mexico City and listened. She made posters of what she heard.

Artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh has a street art project that empowers women who are violated on the street to stand up and speak out. How does she do that?


She goes to cities with nothing but an open heart, ears to listen, and the supplies to make some art.

She listens to the comments women receive on the street. This time in Mexico City.

Seriously though ... what is wrong with people?

OK, yoga breathing, yoga breathing...

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh! Come save the day please.

OK, phew. Next, Tatyana illustrates the stories AND the badass faces of women that she meets ...

... and she makes posters.


Posters of what these women WOULD want to say to their harassers.

"Yo merezco ser respetada."

"I deserve to be respected."

And she puts them up on the very streets where these women were harassed.

"Basta de sus miradas subvercivas, cobardes, de tu violencia machista."

"Stop the domineering, cowardly staring of your chauvinist violence."

"Si una mujer no te pide o no te pregunta, no tienes ni derecho a decirle nada ni a tocarla."

"If a woman doesn't request or ask you to, you don't have the right to say anything or touch her."

"No quiero tus palabras. No te quiero cerca de mi."

"I don't want your words. I don't want you near me."

"Detenente de violarnos. Deja de matarnos."

"Stop raping us. Stop killing us."

"No lo hago por ti, lo hago por mi. Si me visto asi es por que a mi me gusta."

"I'm not doing it for you, I'm doing it for me. If I dress like this, it's because I like it."

BOOM.

What a powerful way to make important voices be heard.

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