I have just learned of a great project going on called the Survivor Mural Project. The goal is to eventually create a patchwork mural of hundreds of works of art by sexual violence survivors to travel and serve as a reminder of the impact of sexual violence.
From the site:
We believe that collaborating with many survivors from all around the world will provide a powerful visual reminder of the staggering statistics and the devastating impact that sexual violence can have on people’s lives.
Participants can choose to remain anonymous. You do NOT need to be an artist! This is your opportunity to be heard, and to offer inspiration and hope to others.
At this stage there is no deadline for mural piece submissions.
All survivors of any form of sexual violence are welcome and encouraged to submit. Judging from those pieces already in the gallery, the statement that contributors need not be artists seems very genuine — while many are visually stunning, others resemble PostSecret postcards, and are made up largely of text. It’s really amazing seeing so many different survivor viewpoints and experiences being collected all in one place, and I can’t wait to see the finished product.
Check out the site for details on how to participate, and spread the word. I imagine that this will be a truly stunning work of art and activism once it is completed.
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