What is it?
What is it? This Is What It Feels Like (TIWIFL) debuted in Sacramento, CA on February 3, 2017 and within three weeks had an estimated 32,000 people experience the exhibit.
It is an auditory art exhibit intended to shift attitudes, beliefs, and awareness of street harassment by providing the opportunity to experience being on the receiving end of street harassment. In the installation, participants walk into a dimmed enclosure to the sound of voices making harassing and objectifying comments commonly heard on the streets.
What is the purpose? Anyone can experience street harassment. However, women, non-binary and queer people are significantly more likely to experience sexist comments, whistling, cat calling and sexually explicit comments.The purpose of the project is to increase awareness of street harassment.
Men Edmonton, Hollaback Alberta and the City of Edmonton Gender-Based Violence & Sexual Assault Prevention Initiative have partnered to bring This Is What It Feels Like to Edmonton for 2017-2018.
- University of Alberta – December 1st, 2017
- MacEwan University – December 4th, 2017
- NAIT – February 12, 2018