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.

In Edmonton

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.

Upcoming Events

  • August 22, 2019 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Fringe Theater Festival – North of ATB Financial Art Barns
  • August 25, 2019 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Fringe Theater Festival – North of ATB Financial Art Barns
  • September 12, 2019 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Millwoods Farmers Market – 7207 28 Avenue NW
  • September 24, 2019 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Daughters Day – City Room, City Hall
  • September 29, 2019 8:30 am – 11:30 am – Ignore No More Run to Respect – Gold Bar Park

What are participants saying?

Past Events

  • Fringe Theater Festival – August 20, 2019
  • Fringe Theater Festival – August 17, 2019
  • Downtown Farmers Market – August 3, 2019
  • NAIT – November 21, 2018
  • Diverse Voices Conference – November 14, 2018
  • Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Global Leaders’ Forum – October 17, 2018
  • University of Alberta Sexual Assault Center – October 3, 2018