STREET HEROINES

Broadcast on International Women's Day, March 8th 2019 on Bronxnet TV, Optimum 68 / FiOS 34.

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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STREET HEROINES

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Street Heroines is a collection of stories that celebrate female street artists who are transforming the urban environment in colorful ways. Whether visually protesting socio-political injustices or spreading messages of empathy, these women are using…


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Street Heroines is a collection of stories that celebrate female street artists who are transforming the urban environment in colorful ways. Whether visually protesting socio-political injustices or spreading messages of empathy, these women are using creativity to persevere social ignorance and find their own voices in the male-dominated world of graffiti and street art.

I began the project while living in São Paulo in 2011-2012 where the street art scene is overwhelming. My success in connecting with these artists comes from walking the streets of major cities and investigating by foot. My goal with this project, simply put, is to promote awareness about the flourishing global community of female street artists and encourage others to find their creative voice.

~Alexandra Henry / Director

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