Grrlz Gettin Ova: Kif
Kif is a Mexican-born graffiti writer who is credited with creating the website LADYSGRAFF. It’s purpose is to build a foundation upon which young women in Mexico can stand and work toward equality with their male counterparts in the graffiti subculture.
KIF was born in Leon Guanajuato in Mexico, and began work towards her Digital Arts degree from the University of Guanajuato. Kif is interested in collaborating on projects that spread awareness of the graffiti scene in her home city of Leon Guanajuato, as well as gender disparities and the representation of females in graffiti subculture.
Although Kif confesses that she tires not to do anything “overly feminine” in her work, so as not to put herself in a position to be immediately rejected because she is a female, she does still incorporate hearts into her pieces. She does so not because she wants the piece to look feminine, as other female graffiti artists will do in order to mark their gender, but because she likes what hearts symbolize. She utilizes hearts for their “iconography,” and to signify love, rather than to alert the viewer that she is a woman.
For more information on KIF, check out this interview or head on over to LADYSGRAFF.