The Clothesline Project is a powerful visual display that is a vehicle for people affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. The shirts are hung on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of sexual
and domestic violence. With the support of many, it has since spread worldwide.
To learn more about the national network, visit the Clothesline Project website.
The shirts are color coded to show the form of violence and whether the victim survived the violence they experienced.
WHITE represents people who have died due to violence.
YELLOW or BEIGE represents battered or assaulted victims.
RED, PINK, or ORANGE are for survivors of rape and sexual assault.
BLUE or GREEN represent survivors of incest or child sexual violence.
PURPLE or LAVENDER represents people attacked because of their gender identity or sexual orientation.
BLACK represents people permanently handicapped as a result of violence or who were abused because they are disabled.
For more information about IUP’s Clothesline Project, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is a display of shirts created by members of the Indiana and IUP communities. Content may be disturbing to some.