- Laetitia Ky uses her hair to convey positive messages artistically
- She sculpted her hair into an image of a man lifting a woman's skirt
- She used that image to add a supportive message for the #MeToo campaign
A 21-year-old Ivorian artist has used her hair to add a powerful message to the #MeToo campaign against gender violence.
Laetitia Ky sculpted her hair into an image of a man lifting a woman's skirt to represent the harassment and indecent assault women go through.
She then shared the image on her Instagram page along with a caption that assured victims that they are not alone.
Part of her caption reads: "Thousands of women are [indecently assaulted] every day in the world, but very few are able to talk about it, to complain or fight. Why? Because our "beautiful" society has the tendency to blame the victim almost every time."
She added: "You are not alone. Dont be discouraged even if your direct surrounding makes you feel guilty. It's never too late to speak out."
Laetitia often sculpts her hair to convey positive messages and to emphasize black women's natural beauty.
In an interview, she said the #MeToo campaign inspired her. She said: “Like everyone, I saw the wave of women who were speaking out, and this touched me immensely. I hope women everywhere wake up and revolt.”
Could you make art out of your hair?