Bifido and a Secret Reading Place Under the Bridge

This new piece under a freeway bridge by Italian Street Artist Bifido may remind you of summer vacation and the chance to let your mind follow a fantastic story. Maybe “Mystery of the Golden Temple: Thailand,” or “Ronia, the Robber’s Daughter” or “Brown Girl Dreaming.

Bifido. “In my Room”. Naples, Italy. June 2017. (photo © Bifido)

The freshly wheatpasted piece that Bifido staged and shot also reminds us how important literacy is and how 2/3 of people worldwide who are illiterate are girls and women. Recent studies published in Science Daily last month indicate that adults reading out loud to their children makes a lasting impression on them and increases their abilities as they grow older.

A strong independent girl makes a strong independent woman and reading is crucial to this journey – wherever the journey leads. We just checked out a website called Smart Girls, begun by comedian Amy Poehler and producer Meredith Walker. It’s “dedicated to helping young people cultivate their authentic selves. We emphasize intelligence and imagination over ‘fitting in.’

Sounds like a great start!

Bifido. “In my Room”. Naples, Italy. June 2017. (photo © Bifido)