The Lily, a women-focused publication from The Washington Post, today unveils a new mural at Washington, D.C.’s Union Market, on the corner of 4th Street and Neal Place NE. The mural spotlights the phrase “We’re getting louder,” and aims to foster conversation among women about the issues that affect them ahead of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day on March 8.
“The Lily aims to give women a voice, and with this mural, we are taking this mission out into the physical world,” said Amy King, editor in chief and creative director of The Lily. “We’re getting louder” recognizes that women are continuing to use their voices and their words to advocate for equality. It celebrates the successes that have come from those women. For those who don’t feel comfortable speaking up, we hope this mural encourages them to start. We are all better off when we hear from more people.”
The mural was designed and painted by artist Annica Lydenberg of Dirty Bandits, with art direction by The Lily’s Amy Cavenaile.
Union Market is home to over 15 women-owned businesses. “We’re partnering with The Lily because in the Union Market District, we believe art is a tool to spark conversation and engage the community, and that’s exactly what ‘We’re getting louder’ accomplishes,” says Jennifer Maguire Isham, EDEN’s Director of Strategy. “Using your voice for good is a universal message.”
The mural will be on display on the corner of 4th Street and Neal Place NE, next to women-owned pop-up Brief Assembly, through the end of May. Share your voice by tagging @thelilynews on Instagram and using the hashtag #TheLilyIsLoud.