“Women Are Heroes” is the project of MSF and JR, two artivists traveling the globe to reveal the importance of the role of women in their communities. They have made way to some of the most distraught places in Africa. Sierra Leone, Liberia, Southern Sudan and Kenya are on that list. From what I can tell JR has been taking some really amazing photos of these women’s facial expressions and wheat pasting them up all around their communities to share their stories and uplift the local people. As of March 8th, an exhibition showcasing eight of these women were put up in giant scale all over Brussels. It’s a pretty amazing project if you ask me. Helping create awareness through the arts has always been a great way to spread information and change minds. Now if a whole lot more humans can look at things like this with more serious scrutiny, the world just might take a turn for the better.

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