Stop Telling Women to Smile with Tatyana Fazlalizadeh

The Berkshire Domestic and Sexual Violence Task Force presents: One Book, One Community

April 29, 2021

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Through a narrated slideshow of her work, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh will document the chronic sexual harassment experienced by women in public spaces around the country and across the globe. Stop Telling Women to Smile is a project she developed to challenge and interrupt this form of gender-based violence.

Following the presentation, there will be a question-and-answer period. The event is free and open to the public, but preregistration is required.

For further information, please email or contact Kevin S. from the Berkshire District Attorney’s office at 413-443-5951 ext. 223.

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact The Mount at 413-551-5100 or by email,, to discuss accommodations needed to participate fully in this event.

Thanks to our sponsors:


  • Online
  • Closed Captioning
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Simultaneous Spanish Interpretation
  • Access to counseling is available 24 hours a day via Elizabeth Freeman Center's 24-hour hotline: 866-401-2425


Tatyana Fazlalizadeh

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is a Black/Iranian visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She is a painter whose work ranges from the gallery to the streets, using visual art to address the daily oppressive experiences of marginalized people through beautifully drawn and painted portraits. Her street art series, “Stop Telling Women to Smile,” addressing sexual harassment in public spaces, can be found on walls across the globe. In 2019, she was the inaugural Public Artist in Residence for the New York City Commission on Human Rights. Fazlalizadeh has been profiled by the New York Times, NPR, MSNBC, The New Yorker, and Time Magazine. Her work can be seen on Spike Lee’s Netflix series, She’s Gotta Have It, for which she also served as the show’s art consultant. In 2020, Tatyana’s debut book Stop Telling Women to Smile: Stories of Street Harassment and How We’re Taking Back Our Power was released by Seal Press.