Many women in America felt as they had been betrayed after the US Presidential Election and Donald Trump’s win. Donald Trump has been an openly sexist, misogynistic, and horrible human for years. Well, this unexpected win has put questions on many things and among them, the most important is the status of women in the US. This is continuously agitating women and we have seen groups protesting every now and then.
Well, the things aren’t settling down. This time a freshman at Clatsop Community College, Aria Watson came up with the artwork of what Trump has done in his past. Watson may be from a small coastal town in Oregon, but her voice is loud enough to shake the country. Her recent art project has gone viral around the world because of its powerful message. Although it’s NSFW, the project titled “#SignedByTrump” is something all women, and all Americans should see.
For her “Introduction to Photography” class, Watson photographed nude women in their most natural state with Donald Trump’s worst and most sexist remarks against women painted across their bodies.
“The election was going on at the time, and I felt very strongly about the candidates and their views, so I decided to mix my political opinions with my photography,” she said.
“I never really cared for or understood politics, but this year was different,” Watson said. “Although I was two weeks too young to actually vote, I was old enough to see what was happening and learn about it.”
“When Trump beat Clinton, my heart shattered,” she said. “I knew I had to create something different.”
“All I wanted from these photos was to help people realize who Donald Trump really is, and I just want to feel heard,” she said. “I know most people are set on their opinions about Trump, but I just hope one person sees ‘#SignedByTrump’ and it opens their eyes.”
Watson said she posted her photos on Facebook and Instagram but the photos were removed. She then posted her photos to her Tumblr, where the post gained more than 50,000 notes in a day. It has since received almost 100,000 notes.
She said she kept the models anonymous because the viewer can then picture the people however they want. She added that the models are friends and family and that one photo is a self-portrait.