Yo También

Rosemary Meza-DesPlas - Tambien close up

I created Yo También in 2018 as a response to the #MeToo movement. It is hand-sewn human gray hair (hair of the artist) on black twill fabic, 25″ x 21″. While #metoo was hyped by Hollywood women, it began with Black activist, Tarana Burke. It is a movement which directly impacted Latinas due to socio-economic limitations and cultural stigma. As a Latina, I am acutely aware of the pervasiveness of sexual violence within my culture. The utilization of my gray hair is a nod to women and aging; thus, referencing societal expectations on beauty.

Contributed by: Rosemary Meza-DesPlas
Created by: Myself
Origin: made