For more than a year, a collective of feminist women has been creating and knitting posters on the streets of Paris condemning gender-based violence. A therapeutic measure for some, which has now spread to more than 200 cities in France as well as abroad.
“We are not born as women, but we die of it.” For over a year,feminist activists gathered to design, paint and display on the capital’s walls, a series of messages condemning violence against women, most between 20 and 30 years old.
“There is something a little cathartic” in this action, explains to France 24, Anne, one of them. “When you are on the street, it really gives you strength and therefore you say yourself that you give strength to other people who will pass on the street.”
Wild collages in France and abroad
For others, this collage is also a way to recycle their own history. “It’s a bit of a therapeutic act, it allows you to be an actress. I’m proud to make this collage, I came out of it and I’m happy to be able to do it for others, for all people who can’t speak,” he says. Héloïse, and splitsare.
Evidence that these acts, even if illegal, are gaining momentum: feminist collages are now visible on the walls of more than 200 cities in France as well as abroad.
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