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Tatyana Fazlalizadeh Tackles Racism And Harassment Through Street Art

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Tatyana Fazlalizadeh

On an afternoon, a few weeks ago, a good friend and I have been walking down the sidewalk, when a person rode by us on a bicycle and yelled out that he appreciated my hair.

I smiled, politely, and thanked him. Not as a result of I used to be truly thankful to be yelled at about my bodily appearance whereas making an attempt to walk down the street. However as a result of that’s how I’ve been conditioned, as a lady, to answer undesirable consideration. You smile, you seem grateful, and also you achieve this since you’re hoping that such a response will satiate the catcaller and that issues gained’t escalate further. With every man that yells out at you from a automotive or on the street, you pray gained’t be followed or attacked not directly.

If that type of worry and worry in response to a person calling out a praise about my hair in the street, sounds excessive. Then, you’re proper, it’s. But the problem is, you actually never know if the catcalling goes to finish simply with the ‘compliment’. There’s all the time the likelihood that this can be one of many days things go further.

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