The wow mirror project

Klinic Community Health (870 Portage) September 2019

 
The wow mirror project started when I was going to university, never having a proper full-length mirror, I’d check myself out in windows on the way to class.  Fast forward into my thirties and now my forties, I wonder how much a positive message mirror would have changed the way I saw myself at that time.

The wow mirror project is a positive messaging mirror installed at Klinic Community Health. The mirror is 36 x 48 inches and is made out of acrylic material, with a plexi glass covering.

The wow mirror project engages pedestrians and encourages viewers to take a selfie. After taking a selfie viewers upload it to the wowmirrorproject.com website and  this image ends up on a running instagram account #wowmirrorproject. The mirror, website and Instagram account connects various demographics together, from culture enthusiasts, to individuals living their daily lives, When viewers look into the mirror I and are allowed to feel both confident and celebratory.

The wow mirror project is gratefully supported by the Social Innovation Challenge, United Church of Canada and A+ Computer Services. Produced in partnership with Contempra Signs.



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© Nicole Shimonek 2020