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Dispelling a Myth About Sexual Assault
This project was originated at the University of Arkansas in 2013 – created by Jen Brockman and Dr. Mary Wyandt-Hiebert. It was inspired by Dr. Mary Simmerling’s poem What I Was Wearing. One objective was to provide a visual representation of the poem in order to dispel the common belief that clothing causes sexual violence.
More than 50 stories were collected as part of the original installation. It is not expected that all will be used in each display. Decide on a representative set of stories and gather the appropriate clothing. The survivor’s description will be provided with each outfit.