The Fearless Collective

The Fearless Collective street exhibition.

The Fearless Collective, initiated by Shilo Shiv Suleman (an illustrator and animator), is a call to action for artists and designers to contribute towards the rising wave feminism in India by creating posters and visuals that encourage women to live without fear. The project is platform to voice individual opinions which collectively give meaning to the project and strengthen its message.

Left to Right: Posters by Neha Rawat Battish and Shilo Shiv Suleman.

Poster by Kritika Kushwaha.

Born as a reaction to the gang rape and fatal assault of a woman in New Delhi on 16 December 2012, The Fearless Collective is intent on promoting fearlessness and bravery in the face of gender inequality, violence and misogyny. The Fearless Project breaks from the stereotypical messaging of negativity and fear and stands unique for its communication of positivity and affirmation.

Left to Right: Posters by Kalyani Ganapathy and Devashish Guruji.

The project has been successful in mobilising a strong response from the design, art and illustration community and has spurred a new initiative with Recyclewala Labs, called the Gulabi Gang Art Project, to produce artwork for a National Award winning documentary on the Gulabi Gang.

Images from The Fearless Collective, Facebook.