FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture is an artist and activist collective. Staff collective members include:
Shanti Flagg, Director of Art. Shanti (she/her) is an Indian lesbian artist and musician. She grew up in Portland, Maine. She studied Studio Art at NYU with a concentration in drawing and received her BFA in 2014. She currently lives in Baltimore and is a Collective Member and the Studio Director at FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture. Her main role at FORCE has been teaching hundreds of volunteers to sew to create the Monument Quilt, a collection of stories by survivors of rape and abuse that are installed publicly to demand community healing space. As an artist, she works primarily in painting, photography, and performance. Her art deals with the physical realities of women and alternative histories/futures. She plays the drums in her Baltimore-based band.