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According to the AppStore:

“Grindr is the world’s #1 FREE mobile social networking app for gay, bi, trans, and queer people to connect. Chat and meet up with interesting and attractive people for free, or upgrade to Grindr XTRA for more features, more fun, and more chances to connect.”

However, this is how it’s actually been used...

Mexico City, where all the shade began...


Exhibit A: Metro Aquiles Serdán

(Azcapotzalco, CDMX A.K.A my headquarters)


Exhibit B: Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco

(Cuauhtémoc, CDMX A.K.A my 9-to-5) 


These were the profiles I gathered from my surroundings

(what a bunch of assholes)

Apparently I’m not the only one experiencing this toxic behaviour.

Actually, there’s plenty of brainy people talking about it....

Tired of this bullshit, and potentially the bullshit to come, I created...



your fairy godmother in the resistence against these machos “prince charming”.

e-mail:  password: Grindrella

Use her wisely

Grinderella’s information is based on the average shammer. Special thanks to Julia de Enero (@jludiaz1991)  for giving life to Grinderella.

What about you?

Share your experiences with us

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So, what’s next?

Taking the project to a series of physical apparitions using the demographics of each intervened area.

Performing the same experiment on different geographic points as well as digital apps with a similar purpose. The idea is to eventually be able to engage with the local community to build a resistance against these practices and provide education workshops to those 'shammers' who feel like wanting to give their lives a non-discriminatory twist.

We are open to collaborations! We’d love to know more artists, cultural centres, exhibition spaces and so forth, to be able to connect with other audiences.




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