Tatyana Fazlalizadeh • Be Inspired!
Tatyana is an American artist, freelance illustrator and activist! Growing up with her mother (an art teacher) Tatyana started creating art in high school and went on to graduate from the University of Arts in 2007, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
KANGA Loves this inspiring young artist because her art is activism! Her work is ART-IVISM!
She sends much needed messages through her work. She gives the voiceless a voice! Tatyana has several amazing campaigns and projects! A Kanga Fave is-
STOP TELLING WOMEN TO SMILE
This campaign was produced by Tatyana in an effort to create a visual confrontational subject matter and she did just that.
The campaign is a collection of street art that helped women speak out against the street harassment that they have encountered. Each poster was a portrait of different women, with the captions being their experience, response and their 'fight' back against their harrasers. The "Stop Telling Women To Smile" campaign was spread in cities across the United States of America and Paris.
Another KANGA Fave from Tatyana is the project-
NOT GOING ANYWHERE
This campaign was created in response to the 2016 presidential election in America. It protests againat xenophobia, misogyny, racism, white privilege, male privilege bias against immigrants in (and coming in to) America and other social injustice issues.
It pays homage to Black, Muslim, Female, Latino Americans, American immigrants and individuals in the American population refered to as "other." Some empowering statements on the art work read;
"America is black. It is Native. It wears hijab. It is a Spanish speaking tongue. It is immigrant. It is a woman. Has been here. And it's not going anywhere."
The main aim of this project was to spark a much needed conversation and it did just that!
"I don't know if every artist feels like they should have to make work that is about social issues, but I think they are missing out on a great opportunity if they aren't." - Tatyana Fazlalizadah
Other amazing projects from Tatyana include;
• WHE WOMEN DISRUPT
• THE ROOTS MURAL and
• BLACK GIRLS ROCK!
A recent project from this Inspiring artist is-
SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT
Who does not love a good Spike Lee movie?! Tatyana serves as the artist consultant for the TV adaptation of American film director Spike Lee's film "She's Gotta Have It" (1986)
Tatyana continues to inspire us with her BRAVE, BRILLIANT & BOLD art aswell as her activism.
She is truly ART-IVISM goals! Be Inspired!
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