The Monument Quilt Workshop at Johns Hopkins University

This summer, I helped to facilitate a Monument Quilt workshop on the Johns Hopkins campus. In the days before the workshop, I felt rather doubtful of my abilities as a facilitator. Both the resources provided on the website and a few conversations with Hannah Brancato certainly helped to assuage my nerves. But it was only […]


This August, visitors across the US will witness stories from survivors of sexual violence emblazoned on 200 bright, red quilt squares. During a 12-city tour, The Monument Quilt will be displayed at public parks, town squares, college campuses and high school football fields from White River, SD to Queens, NY. Larger than two basketball courts […]

The Monument Quilt Workshop at the University of Oklahoma

As the interpersonal violence intern for the University of Oklahoma’s Women’s Outreach Center, I was honored to involve the university community in FORCE’s Monument Quilt Project. Because we cannot prevent sexual assault or solve the problems stemming from sexual assault without first talking about it, our quilts were an important tenant to our Sexual Assault […]

The Monument Quilt Workshop at Connecticut College

We didn’t host a traditional workshop; instead, we incorporated The Monument Quilt into the Think S.A.F.E. Project’s end of the year field day. Held in the middle of our central lawn, the activities drew in students from across campus. My partner and I manned a table littered with quilt squares and fabric pens situated between […]

Force announces a 10-city tour for the Monument Quilt

Today, Force launched a Kickstarter to fund a tour of The Monument Quilt. The 2014 tour will give cities and towns the opportunity to witness the quilt, engage in the project and transform their local response to rape. The Monument Quilt is a crowd-sourced collection of thousands of stories from survivors of rape and abuse. […]