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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). 

NYC

Berkeley or Oakland, California

 

Los Angeles

NYU has been showing me lots of love lately!

This monday December 4 I will be back at NYU paneling on being Dominican in different industries. I was just there on November 14 paneling on Afrolatinidad. And they have me slotted to come back to expound more on that in the spring. Super grateful for the opportunity and their amazing students and organizers. 

Book me at Booking@Zahira.co. 

 

Back from Foro de Mujeres Lideres de Mexico in Monterrey, Mexico.

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. 

 

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