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Meet the Street Artist Who Quit Her Advertising Job Because of Feminism

“The way the media portrays women and sexuality, that bothers me, a lot.”

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Meet the Street Artist Who Quit Her Advertising Job Because of Feminism

“The way the media portrays women and sexuality, that bothers me, a lot.”

If you aren’t already familiar, MissMe is a Montreal-based street artist whose imagery evokes the rejection of objectification of women. One of her most popular pieces is of a woman wearing nothing but a lifted-up T-shirt and Mickey Mouse balaclava. The inspiration for her art? The advertising world in which she used to work in. Before taking to the streets to plaster up her pieces, MissMe was a senior art director at an ad agency. Watch the four-minute documentary as she talks about eventually feeling like a slave to the industry and using her art as a medium to counter the way media portrays women and sexuality.

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