photo credit: Carol Lacks
No Longer Your Chica,
Queens Art Intervention, New York, 2015
Photo credits: Francena Ottley
No Longer Your Chica is an intervention and interactive experience intended to raise awareness of the distribution of chica cards* on Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York.
Dressed in an elaborate "chica" costume which challenges stereotypical female sexuality, Deborah distributed her own version of the card, with a functioning phone number to call, to passersby.
* Notorious for their lurid, sexual imagery, "chica cards" are postcard-sized printed advertisements designed to mimic collectible trading cards) whose distribution, though illegal, persists. The cards provide a number which potential customers can call to order a desirable 'chica’ (the Spanish word for a girl or young female) for delivery to their home.
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