A Nebraska Wesleyan University Student returned from the Women's March in Washington, D.C. She wanted to show the lasting impact of an unwanted human touch on the female body.
She printed out a lifesize picture of a friend, and then fingerpainted, in different colors, the different touches she's experienced in her life.
The prompt for this project was to create some sort of map. I created a map of human touch on another humans body and it's lasting impact pic.twitter.com/3110jwIMPt— ur mcm (@cheezitfan1) January 23, 2017
Emma created a legend to explain the touches that each color represents
The piece has been retweeted over 125,000 times, and people are having a DEEP emotional reaction to Emma's work
@nvrgonnagetlaid this made me emotional in several different ways. beautifully created.— eGG (@eGGhead4evr) January 23, 2017
@nvrgonnagetlaid when i read what the red areas were my mouth dropped. This really is an amazing work of art, makes you think&appreciate— marijuanamami (@tayyllorxoxo) January 24, 2017
@nvrgonnagetlaid this made me instantly emotional! Great work keep going ❤️— Mary Moody (@missmarymoody) January 24, 2017
@nvrgonnagetlaid i am blown away by this. Absolutely incredible🙏🏻❤— Mar🌻 (@maureen_nicole) January 24, 2017
As a man, it CRUSHES me that there are women in our society that have to feel this way, but major kudos to Emma (a 19-YEAR OLD, btw) for shedding light on something that so often gets ignored, brushed under the rug, or forgotten about.
It is not okay.
No means no.
Emma's talked about selling prints of her work, but no word on if it's officially happening. Follow her on Twitter here