We came across via an article on the LoMan Art Festival. Artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh expanded on her campaign with brand new portraits for “Stop Telling Women to Smile.”

Stop Telling Women to Smile is a street art project that addresses gender based street harassment.

The project consists of a series of portraits of women – women who I have sat talked with about their experiences with harassment. The portraits are designed into posters, including text that is inspired by the subject’s experiences. And then I wheat paste.

STWTS started in Brooklyn in the fall of 2012. It is an on-going, travelling series and will gradually include many cities and many women participants.

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.

To check out more of her work visit