Women's March

As a co-founder and Artistic Director of the Women’s March, Paola was instrumental in mobilizing over 5 million people to the streets on January 21st, 2017.

With over 653 marches in the United States alone the Women’s March was the largest single day protest in the history of the United States.


La Marea Verde (The Green Wave)

For decades, Latin Americans have faced draconian bans and restrictions on abortion. But activists refused to accept the illegality of abortion. Realizing their fight was intertwined and they were more powerful united, the Green Wave – or Marea Verde – swept across Latin America achieving remarkable victories in Argentina, Colombia, and Mexico.

Today, the Green Wave has officially arrived in the United States. Though Roe v. Wade was never enough to ensure abortion access for all, the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn it has created a painful and difficult reality for anyone seeking abortions.

Artist and activist, Paola Mendoza, has visually united North and South America under the banner of the Green Wave, serving as a reminder that the fight for abortion is borderless.

This installation is done in honor of the Green Wave Gathering of Las Américas.


Doctors for Abortion Access

Paola was a lead organizer demanding an end to the current and future criminalization of doctors and health care providers who perform lifesaving abortion care.


Act for Abortion

January 22th, 2022 marked the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade . Paola organized a celebration on the steps of the Supreme Court in an act of joyful declaration to honor people who have abortions and abortion providers.


I Am A Child - Civil Disobedience

Paola organized a group of children in an act of civil disobedience in the Hart Senate Building. The children were demanding an end to child separation on the Southern border.