(Don’t Look at Me, Just Read Me)
Mexico City, México.
Please, don’t wait until there are no women left to wake-up.”
More than 10 women are murdered everyday in México — 1 of these women is a girl
between 0-17 years old, 57% are killed by their partners. Only 3% of the assassins are
convicted. 99% of rapes go unpunished.
This project was born from the need of many women artists to do something
about this. What to do with our own hands, with our creative minds, with this rage, with
this disappointment, with this pain?
This situation needs to be known. The whole world needs to listen: “They are killing us!”
“We are in danger since the moment we leave home. Some of us, are not even safe
there.” “They are murdering us! And the police is doing nothing! They say it was the way
we dressed, that it was our fault. And the government is doing nothing! They call us
The purpose of this project was to allow our skin to speak.This skin that feels hot
with anger, cold with fear, and at the same time, warm with sorority. With the support of
many courageous women standing next to you, fighting for the country we deserve.
This was a collaboration between 38 women Artists in Mexico City; Actresses,
Photographers and Make-Up Artists.
It started with a text message. I shared this idea with my colleague actresses, they all
joined. Some of them shared the message and many other actresses joined too. One of
them called a Photographer, and she called two others. When I saw how fast this
collaboration grew, I called a friend who’s a make-up artist; and she called three others.
After the team was formed it took three days to create the pictures. One day for each
photographer, one make-up artist and 10 actresses. We all wrote words, numbers and
names in each others body. We are not alone, we will no longer feel alone. We were all
joined by creativity and power, by love and pain.
Artivism has shown us a way to be listened. Maybe not by all men, but by all women.
Let them know in a creative way that the violence against us is not normal and it has to
By standing up together.
By helping each other to stand.
This Photography Project was shared on June 2022 during the Transit Festival X
at Odin Teatret and shared for the first time on Women’s Day, March 8th, 2020 at 12:00
on Instragram, Facebook and Twitter with the #NoMeMiresLeeme.
Women from other states in México were also able to share their own photograph and
joined the campaign by using the Hashtag.
This is what we have to say:
- Ana Chiquete: “More than 10 women are murdered everyday in México.”
- Caraly Sánchez: “Out of every 100 women, 72 have been sexually abused.”
- Ana Lourdes Zamarrón: “Let me know when you’re back home.” In 2019, 3825
women were murdered.
- Camila Puerto: “We are not just numbers: Ingrid, Fátima, Itzel, Paulina, Flor,
- Tamara Vallarta: “We are the yell of the ones who are no longer.”
- Fátima Favela: “Girls are not for touching. Girls are not for raping. Girls are not for
- Bianka Gaxiola: “I won’t be a free woman, while there are still subdued women.”
- Nastassia Villasana: “I raise my voice for my alive women. No + Violence.”
- Andrea Portugal: “Her blood was cleansed… Her memory will not die.”
- Fernanda Delgado: “She was found: burned, without clothes, without teeth, without
- Gloria Castro: “26 years of feticide violence. Pretty México, Wounded México!”
- Mónica Campos: “Alive and Free. We are the yell of the ones who are no longer. No
- Ana Corti: “Your opinion has not been required. This is mine.”
- Dulce Monzón: “We are so many that your hate was not enough to kill us all. I am
- Zamira Franco: “My body is mine.”
- Michelle Ramírez: “You burned us not knowing we were incendiary.”
- Odett Méndez: “My body must be respected. My body is mine.”
- Gabriela Montiel: “You wanted to bury us not knowing we were seeds.”
- Valeria López: “Latin America will be all Feminist.”
- Gina Martí: “Rise Woman Rise. Liberty is Contagious.”
- Natalia Bermúdez
- María José Bolio
- Fátima Favela
- Liz Jardón
- Brenda Paola Díaz
- Jessica Díaz
- Nelly Nieto
Also Collaborating Actresses*
- Nalleli Cervántes
- Lizzy Auna
- Mariana Villaseñor
- Fernanda Albarrán
- María Ayuso
- María José Bolio
- Emma Escalante
- Nadia Vega
- Jimena Cornejo
- Tanya Gómez
- Lorea Montemayor
- Patricia Hernández
- Eugenia Arriola
*The remaining 13 photos were not shared due to outdated facts and statistics.
Unfortunately, the numbers keep rising.
To see the complete album, look for #NoMeMiresLeeme on Instagram and Facebook.
Created and Directed by: Camila Puerto