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#FF: She-Span on Tumblr

Tsongas at a bus stop on Massachusetts Ave. Southeast. (Jason Dick/CQ Roll Call)
Tsongas at a bus stop on Massachusetts Ave. Southeast. (Jason Dick/CQ Roll Call)

If you’re waiting for a bus and are startled by a facsimile of a female member of Congress looking at you, fret not. It’s just another manifestation of She-Span, an art project dedicated to representing the women in Congress and ably chronicled both in public spaces and at she-span.tumblr.com .  

According to that She-Span Tumblr page, the project got underway in 2013, after the 113th Congress was sworn in. It “seeks to make women in Washington more visible, and envisions a future in which Congress reflects the composition of all its constituents.”  

HOH got its first gander while waiting for the 96 Metro bus at 17th Street and Massachusetts Ave. SE., spying the She-Spanization of Rep. Niki Tsongas, D-Mass. Word has it the images appear on the avenues that the appropriate members hail from. Will this mean no Del. Madeleine Z. Bordallo, D-Guam? If not, the District might consider adding some streets to incorporate territories.  


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