Thursday, September 17, 2015

"Stop Telling Women to Smile" Mural Comes To Wabash Arts Corridor

New Mural at 8th and Wabash
Chicago Reader checks in on one of the latest additions to the Wabash Arts Corridor:
Three years ago Brooklyn-based artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh started a mural project to bring attention to the street harassment of women. The series, "Stop Telling Women to Smile," features the stoic faces of those who've felt uncomfortable and unsafe while walking their city's streets. The latest addition to the series, commissioned by Columbia College, includes the faces of local women peering out over the corner of Eighth and Wabash. 
"It happens everywhere," Fazlalizadeh says of catcalling and other forms of verbal harassment toward women. "When I first started traveling with ["Stop Telling Women to Smile"], I thought I would find a lot of differences, but I really didn't."

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