Call to Action! Stop Dollar General! Protect Native People!

Despite the fact that its store supervisor sexually assaulted a 13-year-old tribal member assigned to Dollar General under a tribal youth opportunity program, Dollar General is now fighting the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians’ right to protect its own citizens on tribal lands. Shockingly, Dollar General’s attack on tribal sovereignty has made it all the […]

Quilt of survivors’ stories shatters the silence on campus sexual violence

Student survivors and activists have worked tirelessly to place campus sexual assault on the national agenda. Colleges and universities’ refusal to competently address campus rape culture has further normalized it, and John Hopkins University is no exception. Student activists are holding these institutions accountable for their failure to comply with federal law and prioritize students’ […]

Relational Trauma: Alone, Alone together, then not Alone

A former therapist of mine stated that relational trauma nearly universally results in feeling “Alone with a capital A”. This reflects my experiences as a psychologist who specializes in relational trauma and also a survivor of relational trauma personally. Ironically, if all survivors at some point feel Alone, then maybe feeling Alone could be part […]

Seeking Interns for Fall 2015!

Over the past 2 years, the Monument has been fortunate to work with several teams of talented and motivated interns who are helping to make this vision a reality. We have worked with students from Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland College Park, University of Maryland Baltimore County and Maryland Institute College of Art. We […]

The Monument Quilt seeks a Web Designer and Developer

Web designer and developer needed to create a web interface for a digital version of the Monument Quilt. The Monument Quilt is an on-going collection of stories from survivors of rape and abuse. Written, stitched, and painted onto red fabric, our stories are displayed in city and town centers to create and demand public space […]

The Reality of Rape in the Gay Guy Community

In a patriarchal society, rigid, binary gender roles can inhibit male survivors of sexual violence from identifying themselves as victims and expressing the range of emotions that may follow a traumatic event. It is estimated that 1 in 33 adult men in the United States are victims of sexual assault or attempted sexual assault. Despite […]

Lifting the Voices and Meeting the Needs of Survivors with Disabilities

“As a disabled person, I often I find that I am the only one in the room who draws attention to the needs of folks with disabilities. I would like to see allies take a stand and acknowledge the ways that the sexuality of disabled folks is ignored or feared and that we face significant […]

Ada Pinkston and Hoesy Corona of LabBodies Awarded FORCE Artist Residency

We are excited to announce that the multidisciplinary Artists and Cultural Organizers Ada Pinkston and Hoesy Corona, who are the collaborative duo that make up LabBodies, have been awarded the FORCE Printmaking Artist Residency at Pelham, AKA The Clubhouse! Their collaborative work includes performance art curation, and designing and creating immersive installations. To date, they have […]