Sexual Violence and Survivor Stories: What Were You Wearing Campaign

Posted on 3/18/2019 1:56:46 PM

This is the last week where you can help the What Were You Wearing Campaign at IUP to become successful!

What Were You Wearing Campaign Yellow Polo exampleWhat Were You Wearing CampaignThe Haven Project and the Fashion Merchandising program are partnering together to set up the What Were You Wearing Campaign at IUP. Survivor stories from students, faculty, staff, and the community are needed to make this campaign a success. The deadline to submit a story will be Friday, March 22, 2019.

The What Were You Wearing Campaign brings awareness to the issue of victim blaming and helps to dismantle the myths about sexual violence occurring due to what a person was wearing when the assault occurred.

Submitted stories should be short, saying what the person was wearing, and a little description of what transpired before the assault. When submitting a story, please do not share names. All stories will remain anonymous.  

We will gather clothing similar to the description of clothing that was provided in the stories. NWhat Were You Wearing Campaign Gallery exampleo actual clothing will be collected. Please visit one of the links below for a sample of the exhibit displayed by other universities. 

To submit a story, please email haven-project@iup.eduIf you would like to submit it anonymously, please use the anonymous submission form.

If you have any questions, please contact the Haven Project at 724-357-3947. For more information about the Haven Project, please visit the Haven Project website. For more information on Fashion Merchandising, please visit the Fashion Merchandising website.

Huffington Post article: “Art Exhibit for What Were You Wearing”

TribLive article: “What Were You Wearing: An eye-opening look into sexual assault”