Queens of Love

Public intervention about gender equality in predominantly immigrant area in New York. In commemoration of International Women’s Day, i invited passerby to create a collective clothes line on the street. This involved writing messages about love on bras and men’s underwear and hanging. During the action I got rid of the many layers of clothing I was wearing until I was left with a swimsuit, thus pointing out to the vulnerability of women bodies under the male gaze.
Sponsored by the Queens Council on the Arts
Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, 2013
Photos by Maíra Vaz Valente

Topics: gender equality, clothing, Women’s international Day, and public engagement