An Instagram Art Project Spreads Awareness About Femicides in Mexico

Style Magazine Newswire | 3/9/2018, 2:10 p.m.
Two Mexican artists came across a list of over a thousand victims of femicide in Mexico posted by activist who ...
Instagram Art Project - AP Photo/Anthony Vazquez

Source: Post-gazette.com

Two Mexican artists came across a list of over a thousand victims of femicide in Mexico posted by activist who goes by the pseudonym, Frida Guerrera. The pair created the Instagram project, No estamos todas (@noestamostodas), which translates to “We are not all here,” and is dedicated to raising awareness about femicide in Mexico with original illustrations of victims. More than 80 illustrations have been uploaded. Every image has a caption that reads, “No estamos todas, nos falta … ,” that's Spanish for “We are not all here, we are missing.” The phrase is followed by the femicide victim's name, age and city of origin. No estamos todas is part of a growing movement against gender-based violence in Latin America; the issue has sparked more protests and campaigns. The two organizers are women in their early 20s who wish to remain anonymous so as to keep the project's focus on the victims.