The Sh!t Show Art Exhibition Advocates for Accessible Public Restrooms in Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH – 12/21/23 – In a move to address the critical issue of accessible public restrooms in Cincinnati, The Sh!t Show, a groundbreaking group exhibition of over twenty regional artists, is set to open on January 12 at PAR-Projects. The show transforms toilet seats…

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Would you take a moment to sign our petition at Change.org? Petition text:  We, the undersigned, call on leaders across Greater Cincinnati – including both its elected leaders and its philanthropic base – to ensure that all people have 24-hour access to facilities addressing the most basic of human needs.  As the famous children’s book…

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It’s summertime in Cincinnati, and that means crowds of people visiting downtown.  Whenever there are crowds, it is inevitable that nature will call.  How will we answer that call? Is this really the best way?  Lines of plastic toilet containers that can’t flush away the contents?  During a heatwave, when all that waste starts to…

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Dear Members of City Council, I write today as a co-founder of CincyPHLUSH – the public restroom advocacy group with a plan for installing Portland Loos at Metro transit centers.  You may recall reading about us in this Enquirer article, this CityBeat cover story, or even this recent editorial in the Enquirer.  I would also…

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A recent Sunday edition of the Cincinnati Enquirer recently featured an editorial about CincyPHLUSH!  Read it here. When I posted this editorial to my Facebook page, former Councilmember Chris Seelbach posted the following comment, in which he tagged sitting members of City Council: Reginald Harris Meeka Owens Scotty Johnson Greg Landsman this is something I fought for my entire time…

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Excerpt: Public restrooms are generally nondescript, sterile places, and the Portland Loo at 9 W. Mehring Way on the far end of Smale Riverfront Park is no exception. It’s squat, gray and utilitarian, and since its 2015 installation it has existed in quiet obscurity next to Paul Brown Stadium, which is shuttered for half the year.…

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Hi Shannel, As secretary for the SORTA board, it is my understanding you can forward formal requests for board consideration.  I would like to make a formal request. I am a co-founder of CincyPHLUSH, which you can read about here: https://cincy.phlush.org/ We are a regional chapter of Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human (PHLUSH), an…

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This week, in a nearly unanimous vote, the Northside Community Council endorsed plans by CincyPHLUSH to install Portland Loo public restrooms across Hamilton County along Metro routes.  Northside is home to a new Metro transit center, but there are no restroom facilities open to the public. In a letter of support to county commissioners, Northside…

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Are you interested in helping CincyPHLUSH?  Please consider sending an email of support to the three Hamilton County Commissioners!  Below you will find some guidelines and a sample email should you find that sort of thing helpful. General Guidelines In your email, please include the following: 1. Your name and preferred contact method. 2. Your…

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