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The Clothesline Project


The Clothesline Project

The Clothesline Project is a visual display of stories that often go ignored. These stories are told through writing on T-shirts which are then hung on a clothesline and displayed together. Each shirt is made by a survivor of violence or someone who has lost a loved one to violence. The color of each shirt represents a different type of abuse.

The colors of the t-shirts are as follows: White represents someone who has died due to violence:

Yellow represents a survivor of physical assault or domestic violence

Red, Pink, and Orange represent a survivor of rape or childhood sexual abuse

Blue and Green represent a survivor of incest or childhood sexual abuse

Purple represents someone who was attacked because of their sexual orientation

Brown or Gray represent a survivor of emotional, spiritual, or verbal abuse

Black represents someone disabled due to an assault or someone who was assaulted because of their disability