"America is black. It is Native. It wears a hijab ... "
This is a modern version of the multi-mirror funhouse in mural form, and Coney Art Walls is bringing it again.
The entrepreneurial spirit of a couple of guys, Wayne Rada and Rey Rosa, is luring artists back into Lower Manhattan, if only to paint a mural and help the tourist trade in Little Italy. That is how the L.I.S.A. Project (Little Italy Street Art) began three years ago.
In the middle of an amusement park, these are commissioned works that respond in some way to their environment by 30 or so local and international heavy hitters, and a few new kids on the block, comprising a 40+ year span of expertise.
Safe Hub Collective, an organization devoted to creating public spaces that are secure for all people, conducted a harassment survey in 2013. Out of the more than 500 participants, 88 percent said they had experienced street harassment in Boston.
Fazlalizadeh's efforts are just one example of the recent push to define and combat street harassment today. "There are always
Fazlalizadeh had never been to Mexico City, nor did she speak the language. Working with a translator, she quickly realized
But knowing how to respond to such a frustrating line from a stranger is a dilemma. Should you smile to make the person leave
If you haven't already heard of Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, she's the woman behind "Stop Telling Women to Smile," the public art