TRIGGER WARNING: sexual violence
smith students who are survivors of sexual violence have, over many years, decorated t-shirts telling their stories and expressing their emotions. this is part of a twenty-year-old national movement to draw attention to the problem of violence against women via laundry lines, historically a key location at which women exchange information. every fall, SASA hangs the shirts around Seelye Lawn. they will be up today, friday, 11/9 through the following week.
each shirt represents a body affected by sexual violence. because it is such a powerful project, it can also be triggering and emotionally draining for many people. we hang them facing inwards so that no one walking past is forced to read them. we will be tabling, handing out zines on survivorship and support, and providing shirts and puff paint to decorate yr own throughout the week.
—SASA love & rage