December 3, 2017 / Zahira / Comments Off on OMG theres a painting of me on Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It” series on Netflix
Three years ago I sat for Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, the artist behind the Stop Telling Women To Smile street art campaign against street harassment. The last thing I imagined is my face would end up in several episodes of Spike Lee’s Netflix series, which Tatyana is doing art direction for.
Now people keep hitting me up saying they saw me on it. I had no clue until one of my twitter followers asked if that was my face they saw.
Here are some shots of the original canvas and wheatpastes she did of my image (including one where someone scribbled “why not?” in response to it).
October 12, 2017 / Zahira / Comments Off on This was a lot of fun. Listen to Ep. 6 of Latinos Out Loud, featuring me!
October 6 I had the fortune of being invited onto the mega talented Juan Bago and Rachel La Loca’s podcast Latinos Out Loud. These folks are hilarious and doing great things as a Latinx comedy troupe, Listen HERE.
On October 9 I had the pleasure and honor of speaking at Foro de Mujeres Lideres Mexico, at Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico. It was my first time in the country and everyone was so kind and thoughtful. I met some amazing, inspiring women. Ever grateful for having been flown out there.
After our discussion on #MaybeHeDoesntHitYou with Cynthia Garcia Galindo (who is truly a gift to the world), it was humbling to hear women tell me they hadn’t realized the things that were happening to them were abusive and they deserved better.
In a month Cynthia and I will be at TEDx mexico in Mexico City, talking on #QuizaNoTePegue as well.
Never imagined that hashtag would bring us to this but I am elated.
This november 2nd I will be doing a TEDx talk in Mexico City with Cynthia Garcia Galindo on non-physical abuse against women and #MaybeHeDoesntHitYou. You can check out details at TEDxMexicoCity.com and the facebook event here. I’m psyched and excited for this opportunity and to visit Mexico for the first time.
This July 7 and 8 I will be at AfroLatino Festival in several different capacities:
July 7 I will be paneling on Womens Entrepeneurship, exhibiting art and at the Awards Ceremony. Then the 8th I will be vending my art and wares earlier in the day, and later on I will be Co-Hosting the Music Concert, featuring Amara La Negra, Milly Quezada, DJ Bembona, Allison Hinds and so many more.