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'Speaking Up!'
Size: 4' X 16'

Location: SW corner Ellice & Garry; North Face

Occupant: Garrick Centre

District: City Centre

Neighbourhood: Portage-Ellice

Artist(s): Farah Emara (unsigned)

Year: 2020

Sponsors: Synonym Art Consultation, Graffiti Art Programming, Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, Signex Manufacturing, Wall to Wall Mural & Culture Festival


Farah Emera's Artist Bio and links to her website, Facebook and Instagram pages can be viewed here.

ARTIST STATEMENT: There's been a #metoo wave happening in Egypt where '400 official complaints of sexual assault & violence against women have been filed in 5 days' and thousands of women, bravely, shared their stories online, facing the stigma and blame that society places on survivors whom are speaking up.

Inspired by every brave woman, Farah Emara, a 23 year old artist, is sharing her frustration and pride in this piece. "One day I cried out of frustration from all the stories I've read and heard, and yet I was crying out of pride because they've had the courage to break the silence and share such traumatic personal experiences. It's hard and triggering for everyone, but no one is ever alone, we're all together. Every woman is speaking up for herself and for all the other women. I wanted to celebrate their power and create an impression of pain and unity."

Source: 2020 Wall-to-Wall Mural and Culture Festival notes.