NEWTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — She brought us the ‘Make Way For Ducklings’ sculpture in the Boston Public Garden. Now, decades later at the age of 91, Nancy Schön is using her art to make sure the Me Too movement doesn’t die.
Schön’s new sculpture, a bronze globe atop a platform featuring the words “#MeToo” in 106 languages, sits in her Newton home.
With the piece comes her openness about her own experiences with abusive behavior by men when she was younger.
“It’s about time I tell all, and I felt I had the courage to do it,” she told WBZ NewsRadio’s Suzanne Sausville. “I’ve kept all this stuff in for so many years, and so if I’m helping the movement of #MeToo and helping to make men aware of the fact that they don’t have the right to touch another woman’s or another person’s body, that would be my message.”
Right now, the sculpture, just 12 inches in diameter, sits on Schön’s coffee table. She plans on commissioning a larger piece, and she knows where she’d like it to go.
“It would be perfect to put in front of the White House, and it would be a statement that women say, you know, we’ve had enough! Come on, why do you get away with it?” Schön said.
Schön wants the sculpture to be a symbol of women’s pain as well as hope.
“It’s important for people like me and other people to keep it alive, and to make sure that we really change society,” she said.
WBZ NewsRadio’s Suzanne Sausville (@wbzSausville) reports