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Orla Tinsley

Published 28/04/2014 | 11:12

The Stop Telling Women to Smile street art project is making its way around the globe
The Stop Telling Women to Smile street art project is making its way around the globe

A man approached me in the street recently. It began with a pair of sunglasses. It was sunny outside.

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They caught his eye as I was walked past but it was, in fact, my face he had the biggest problem with.

‘Smillleeee’ he said. Earphones in, sunglasses on and phone twiddling I walked on. ‘Smile, you will look better! You look so sad’ he said. No, no this is just my face.

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