The Bronx, NYC 2013 - Miss 163, aka Sharon de la Cruz, is a street artist from The Bronx. I met Miss 163 one fall afternoon in 2012 while she was painting a wall at 5Pointz in Long Island City. We quickly became friends and a few months later I was following her down to Lima, Peru where she was going to paint murals at an all-women festival called 'Nosotras Estamos en la Calle'. Miss 163's connection with Lima started when she studied abroad there in 2006 and helped found the 'Maripussy' crew, an all girl collective of street artists.
This vignette focuses on her work in New York City where she depicts images of strong women and community organizers while speaking out against hypersexulazation. Her latest project is a stenciled mural across the Hunts Point Bridge in The Bronx, that features Ruby Bridges, a young African-American girl responsible for desegregating the South via the education system.
This is the third vignette in a documentary series dedicated to women street artists creating in North and South America.
Directed, filmed and edited by Alexandra Henry.
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