Wall of Femmes is a collective of feminists living in Montreal. Our aims are many // Wall of Femmes est un collectif de féministes basé à Montréal. Nos objectifs sont nombreux:
  • To promote wider recognition and knowledge of women we admire and find inspirational // Promouvoir une plus grande reconnaissance et connaissance des femmes que nous admirons et que nous trouvons inspirantes
  • To assert the people's ownership of public space // Affirmer l'appartenance de l'espace public au peuple
  • To counter the bombardment by mainstream media of negative, unhealthy, unattainable, sexist and/or objectified images of women in our public space // Contrer le bombardement médiatique d'images négatives, malsaines, irréalistes, sexistes et / ou objectifiées des femmes dans notre espace public
  • To engage in the public discourse and contribute to the unique culture of our city in a meaningful way // Participer au débat public et  contribuer à la culture unique de notre ville d'une manière significative

The women we select to highlight come from all over the world and from diverse situations. Some are well known, some obscure, some controversial. They represent many different ideas and approaches, but all took control of their own lives, never asked permission and strove to eliminate inequality wherever they found it.

With the Wall of Femmes collective, we try to carve out a space for these women, in a public place that is too often controlled by mainstream media. We want to acknowledge the way these women have improved our lives through their courage and hard work, and we are always open to suggestions on which inspirational women to feature on the blog, or in the street.

1 comment:

  1. Hey WOF! Saw this on Guerilla Feminism's Facebook page...I was super excited to see you represented! Big love and hope you are well - I miss your posts!