freedom trash can, installation

freedom trash can, 2016

multimedia installation

feminists came together on the atlantic city boardwalk during the 1968 miss america pageant to protest the event's sexist and whitewashed beauty standards. this work reflects on this event and the women that helped start the second-wave women's movement.

at the event, the protesters created a "freedom trash can" where they threw away household and beauty items that they felt were oppressive to women. this event sparked a fury of media coverage with many sources claiming the women lit the trash can on fire. despite the women not performing this act, the media began calling the feminists "bra-burners".