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.