PIECE OF US/PIECE OF ASS
By: Uncreative, The Agency Creatives: Villy Devlioti & Ada Alti
Before the #metoo began trending on twitter and extending to other social platforms, Tarana Burke created the campaign as a grassroots movement in 2007 to reach sexual assault survivors in underprivileged communities as she explains to Ebony this past October.
“It wasn’t built to be a viral campaign or a hashtag that is here today and forgotten tomorrow… It was a catchphrase to be used from survivor to survivor to let folks know that they were not alone and that a movement for radical healing was happening and possible.”
With the campaign trending globally, and Brandwatch reporting over half a million updates using the #metoo in the last 30 days, Burke told Ebony “What’s happening now is powerful… And I salute it and the women who have disclosed but the power of using ‘me too’ has always been in the fact that it can be a conversation starter or the whole conversation ― but it was us talking to us.”
To extend the conversation and enact real change, the creative team of Villy Devlioti & Ada Alti from London-based agency Uncreative, The Agency is sewing a powerful message into everyday fabric with their idea, PIECE OF US/PIECE OF ASS. Here’s where you can hear more about PIECE OF US/PIECE OF ASS directly from Ada & Vil.
“The point is not to protect women, but to send a message to potential “offenders” that this is not acceptable. And, since harassment is, unfortunately, part of everyday life, why not use everyday clothes to host our message?” – Villy Devlioti
Now it’s time for Levis, Diesel, Gap, Lee Jeans, and others to get involved with #PieceOfUs and use the fabric of their jeans to change the fabric of our society. Let’s get people talking.
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