Hear Us 

Hear Us
Human hair, found fabric, acrylic
58” x 36”

    Textile piece that is activated when taken to a protest, march, or rally.
Hair has significance in almost every culture in the world, and for many People of color, their hair and what they do with it has a long history attached to it. Following the state sanctioned murder of Jina (Mahsa) Amini, women across Iran began cutting their hair to symbolize their solidarity and mourning for their fallen sisters. Quickly it began to spread to international eyes and Iranians in the diaspora joined alongside them. Allies began cutting their hair to show their solidarity as well. Now even the gesture of putting one's hair into a ponytail and pretending to cut it is identifiable as being anti regime and can lead to unlawful arrests.