TELL ME TO MY FACE was created in response to feeling heartbroken, devastated, betrayed, scared, and inconsolable from the outcome of the 2016 American presidential election. New Yorkers were invited to come together and have their portraits taken with others in show of solidarity and in shared grief on November 20th in Wagner Park, NYC, overlooking the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Blank signs and markers were provided and all were encouraged to write a word or phrase expressing how they felt. The project's intention was to bring comfort in supporting one another and in knowing our grief, fear, and sadness is shared. The title "Tell Me to My Face" was taken from Rachael's need to shout "Tell Me To My Face That I Don't Matter" in response to waking up on November 9th, 2016.
If you would like to hold a "Tell Me to My Face" project in your community, contact Rachael. Please help spread the word! #tellmetomyface