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I'm Tired: Sexual Harassment and Shame

“We teach girls shame. Close your legs; cover yourself. We make them feel as though being born female, they're already guilty of something.”

- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: We should all be feminists

Paula Akpan and Harriet Evans, who describe themselves as 'fiercely feminist,' are the two University of Nottingham graduates behind the increasingly popular I’m Tired Project. Starting in June, this ongoing project seeks to highlight the personal impact of stereotypes, discrimination and microaggressions. Taking inspiration from the Free The Nipple movement and Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York, the project features photos of writing on people’s backs with a blurb explaining each photo.