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"Stop Telling Women and Girls to Smile" - illustration for Main Line Today.

Michele Melcher

Smile, Honey!

Smile, Honey!

This illustration for the article, "Stop Telling Women and Girls to Smile", by Katie Kohler is for the February/March issue of Main Line Today.  I personally do not know any woman who has not had to deal with a man giving unwarranted and unwelcome "helpful and well intended advice" of this sort at one time or another. From the article:

"Smile, honey. You would be prettier if you smiled," is one of the first interactions I remember having with a "stranger." It's not that I was a miserable kid, quite the contrary. I was happy...and still am but I don't have a perma-pageant grin glued to my face.

Over the years, it has happened to myself and others who are approached by a usually older male telling us to smile. I've had this happen while carrying out trays full of food during dinner service when I was a server and recently, when I waited for a press conference to start and was going through my notes.

I have never seen a man being told to smile. But women who don't are often accused of "resting bitch face."

 

 

 

 

United We Stand - Downloadable Art!

Michele Melcher

I have many thoughts on the past week's events. As an artist, it's much easier for me to make a statement drawing than it is writing. It also means that I can create things that that might make someone's day a little brighter. So I made this illustration for you.

America is already great and we all know right from wrong. Feel free to download this artwork, share it or print it out. Print size for small posters at 12"x17.5 inches 300 DPI and low res 72DPI version for web.

United We Stand - Hi Res 300 DPI

United We Stand - Hi Res 300 DPI

United We Stand - Low Res 72 DPI

United We Stand - Low Res 72 DPI