While seeking out types of new media used in relation to sexual assault I came across the incredibly awesome Project Unbreakable
It’s a Tumblr page used to display powerful, moving images of people holding up posters with quotes from their attackers, as a healing technique for sexual abuse survivors. Started in October of last year by a woman named Grace Brown, Project Unbreakable has become widely known in both the Tumblr sphere and elsewhere.
The site says:
“Rape survivor and advocate for victims of sexual abuse, Yvonne Moss, describes the project as a way for victims to take the power back of the words that were once used against them.
If you are interested in participating by either being photographed or sending in your own image, you may send her an email at email@example.com with the subject line “Photograph Me” or “Submission”, depending on the circumstance.
Note: Grace, or anyone else associated with this project, is not qualified to give certified advice on this subject. If you are struggling, RAINN has a free, confidential, 24/7 sexual assault hotline: 1.800.656.HOPE(4673). RAINN also has an online hotline: https://ohl.rainn.org/online/”
I’ve been unable to click off of this site. I think it’s a fantastic idea and displaying these images online for other people to see them and interact with them is yet another example of new media being utilized in a great way for sexual assault awareness and generating dialogue. If this seems like something you’d like to get involved with, check out the events below (one just for Boston, which I’ll be going to for sure)