Most women and girls across cultures, geographies, language and histories, can recall with precise details, the clothes worn at the time of experiencing sexual violence.
This holds a mirror to the truth that women and girls are raised in an environment of warning that repeatedly justifies sexual violence against them.
Action Heroes bring or send in the garments they wore when they experienced sexual violence. The garment is memory. Witness. Voice. These garments and their testimonies are archived through a range of processes, including street and campus interventions, exhibitions and workshops. By 2023, we envision 10,000 garments standing together in sites of public significance. Each garment resonating, I Never Ask For It.
We are motivated by the healing it offers. We are also motivated by the idea that building I Never Ask For It, requires us to be each others safe space. Step in. Offer listening. Co-create. I Never Ask For It.
Send the garment you wore when you experienced sexual or gender based violence. Please add a note sharing your experience, and why you are stepping in to build this mission. Let us be heard. There is no excuse for sexual violence. I Never Ask For It.
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