Street harassment against people who are Gender non-conforming, Trans- and Cis-Womyn is widespread and is something that affects all communities. Although often difficult to identify, it is important to know that feeling unsafe should not be normal. Such harassment, and intimidation includes sexist/derogatory comments or whistling, verbal threats, staring, following, forcing a conversation when it is unwelcome, not accepting “no” to a given behavior as an answer.
For generations, people have resisted and organised against street and interpersonal violence. This art action is apart of the ongoing grassroots organising that people are apart of in order to end violence in Parc-Extension. State-violence such as poverty, racial profiling by the Montreal police (SPVM), as well as Canadian Border Service Agents (CBSA) detaining and deporting members of the community is wide-spread in P-Ex. In fighting against this brutality, we also recognise the importance of fighting against street-harassment in the ‘hood. A safe community means that all people feel they can walk the streets with dignity and without fear.