WHAT IS THE "WHERE MY LADIES AT" CAMPAIGN?
The WHERE MY LADIES AT campaign seeks to honor a real woman with her own statue in Golden Gate Park. The campaign also seeks to raise awareness of gender inequality within public art, specifically historic statuary, and encourage MANY more representations of women leaders everywhere.
Golden Gate Park has zero statues of real women. That's right - ZERO.
While running through Golden Gate Park, Erin observed that every statue was either: a) Male or b) An idealized depiction of a woman. But she didn't see any REAL women represented.
Representation of women of color, queen women, transwomen, and female-identified people in public art has the ability to move us deeply. We are particularly interested in learning about social activists, community leaders, teachers, scientists, artists of all kinds, movers, shakers, and/or those with roots in the Bay Area. We want to know those whose names we do not know, but should.
Let's change this together.
WHO ARE WE?
As a public health nurse and clinical educator, Erin works with underserved communities disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS, homelessness and substance use. This film project is a return to her creative and artistic roots and an exploration into her interests in gender equality and representation.
Leah is a designer and filmmaker based in San Francisco. Her work explores themes of racial identity, income inequality, and city politics through a range of visual storytelling techniques, from street art to short films. She has collaborated with artists, architects, planners, non-profit organizations and community organizers.