Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is taking Stop Telling Women to Smile on the road. The public art series has gained a lot of press since debuting earlier this year and Fazlalizadeh is looking to expand the project’s reach via a new Kickstarter project.
“I started this project as a way to explore social activism through public art. I wanted to express myself and address the type of harassment that I was personally experiencing in Philadelphia and Brooklyn. As a portrait artist I wanted to use the images of women, personal friends and colleagues of mine, to humanize women in the public spaces – giving faces and voices to the bodies that are sexualized on the street.”
– Tatyana Fazlalizadeh.
We recently interview Fazlalizadeh this summer on her rooftop in Brooklyn. Be sure to check out the interview and SUPPORT THE STOP TELLING WOMEN TO SMILE KICKSTARTER!