“Sorry,” Brian says with a hand over his heart. “it’s just such a waste since you’re so beautiful.” You’re pretty offended by the insinuation that your sexual identity somehow deprives men of their opportunity to be with you. But you’re new to this job, and you know how easy it is to be labelled the difficult girl. So you bite your tongue and bury your emotions.
Artwork: Tara Krebs,“You’ll Distract The Boys!”: A Choose-Your-Own Compendium of Female Existence, 2018. Books are available at the J-Wing Library. Installed as part of the exhibition Art & Storytelling: Speak Up! (Aug 27 – Dec 14, 2018). Learn more here.
This artwork discusses sensitive information about sexual assault and harassment that may bring up difficult feelings for some viewers.
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