Spotlight on : The Artful Vandal

Did you ever came across this image around a corner?
A depraved mouse, flashing her boobs, fighting for freedom?

I did! 

And oh boy... What a blessing.

If you don't know who this is, let me introduce you to Miss Me art :

Dubbed by Vice as Montreal’s Premier Art Vandal, MissMe has been busy wheatpasting, preaching, and taking no prisoners. Her explosive style draws you in, but it’s the amplification of marginalized voices in her bright, powerful works that gives you something to take away.

An activist, feminist, and one of the most recognized outlaw artists in North America, MissMe’s unapologetic pieces command attention in sharp tones, exploring her own struggles with race, gender, society, and class while uplifting icons of the past. Her compelling, elegant, and sometimes unsettling large-scale wheatpastes swallow buildings whole, confronting issues of dignity ­and forcing us to reconsider our own truths.

Rarely in any city for more than a few months at a time, the Artful Vandal has channeled the momentum of her art’s global success toward a new movement, passionately advocating for women as role models and pivotal members of their communities.

Regularly asked to speak on radio shows, featured in magazines, on panels, and in conferences as the voice of new feminist activism, MissMe has also organized her ideas into workshops and teen programs. Spotlighted by Complex, HuffPo, Vice, TED, and countless others, MissMe’s message is resonating around the world as she continues to shine an illicit light of beauty on the stage and in the street.

ABOUT – Miss Me
When I first saw her work, it felt like a bolt of lightning emerging from myself - it was a few years back, when she wasn't even that "famous"...

Wandering around the streets in Montréal lately, I saw her again.

And it reminded me of that thunderbolt I had at first sight... What keeps me from doing the same thing? What keeps me from being an empowered human who fights for our rights through crude art and rude words?

What keeps you?
Laurence BL
Chief Editor

© photo | Miss Me

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