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What Were You Wearing


Survivor Art Exhibit

April 8th - 12th, 2019

Located in: Kamerick Art Building

Installation Intent:

"What were you wearing?" It is an easy question to ask. However, the cost of such a question is high for a survivor of assault. This cost is paid not only though their dreaded answer but also through the burden of self-blame. 

These installations will ask viewers to recognize that it was never about the clothing, and that act of shedding those clothes could never provide enough peace or comfort to survivors. Abuse is not attached to the fabrics shed, but will become woven into the survivor's story. These exhibits ask observers to evaluate what enabled us as individuals or as a society to ever question, "What were you wearing?"

These outfits are replications from stories of student-survivors. If you would like to share your story with our campus community, please fill out this survey. 

Please practice self-care and contact the UNI Counseling Center at (319) 273-2676 or the Riverview Center at (888) 557-0310 for additional support.

For more information about this event, email Carly at