"My art is just a way for me to exist by being a counter woman."
This site was never meant to be a commentary on social or political issues, which fans of MissMe might be wondering why I interviewed her. But I believe by understanding how culture shapes you, you can better understand who you actually are.
I think that's what MissMe's brand of feminism is about. By learning what society shames us into believing, we can hopefully learn to accept who we are. A lot of her work is centred around providing a counter voice to what society tells us a woman is and what a woman should be.
MissMe is a former marketing art director. After tiring of her work, she quit and became a street artist seeking full creative freedom. She is based in Montreal, Canada, and also travels the world to spread her work throughout the streets of New York, Dakar, London, Cuba, and Hong Kong. She has been featured on VICE, CBC, Brit + Co, and now the great media conglomerate, Killing Buddha.
This is the first part of a three-part interview. We spoke about what society expects of women sexually and otherwise. We also spoke about the role models that the media presents and some alternatives that she admires.
Here are the other two parts of the interview:
I hope you guys enjoy.