Editorial illustration for El País Semanal, about silence as a language of inertia among women to survive in society, and not be pointed at as problematic, crazy, not elegant, or “not a lady”.

Text by Nerea Pérez de las Heras


Client: El País Semanal
Year: 2021
Art Director: Diego Areso

“Speaking up has a high price, but so does silence. Remaining silent feels claustrophobic, and responding is risky. Perhaps the solution is to understand that there is no elegance, decorum, or security in women’s silence and that the decision to break it and speak out belongs to them, and is never inappropriate”.

Nerea Pérez de las Heras

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