As a young woman, I often face the harrowing reality of sexism which is deeply and discretely ingrained in modern society. Sexism and misogyny have permeated through our culture and into its citizens psyche, dictating small acts of injustice which often fly under the radar. Everyday sexism can be especially difficult to identify for men who don’t deal with gender discrimination. Actions which seem small and harmless contribute to the dangerous cultural climate for women and end up feeding into bigger and more serious issues such as violence against women. My work for this series has been focused on one of these everyday small acts which contribute to women’s oppression: street harassment.
Hollaback defines street harassment as "a form of sexual harassment that takes place in public spaces. At its core is a power dynamic that constantly reminds historically subordinated groups (women and LGBTQ folks, for example) of their vulnerability to assault in public spaces. Further, it reinforces the ubiquitous sexual objectification of these groups in everyday life."