“You go, girl!” – graffiti style

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Every now and then, I come across what I think of as “empowerment graffiti.” When I was a youngster, graffiti was so negative, it was vandalism, swear words, gang tags, etc. Even the really cool graffiti murals that would pop up along freeways would get painted over by the city (or themselves graffitied, which was sort of ironic.) But here in Portland, you’ll come across something like the following painted on the sidewalk of the Hawthorne Bridge:

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and a little while later

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Just getting that validation from a spray-paint wielding stranger really makes my day…

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