The poem What I Was Wearing inspired this Installation, but it did not give voice to the question, “what were you wearing?” This myth is one of many pervasive narratives utilized to blame survivors and justify perpetrators. The Installation was not the first or the last to address this specific issue. There are multiple other projects that have addressed this common rape myth. Recent individuals and projects include; but are not limited to,
Denim Day (1999) www.dvsac.org/denim-day
Jasmen Patheja (2004) https://www.jasmeenpatheja.com/blank-noise
Salamishah Tillet (2011) www.thenation.com/article/what-wear-slutwalk
Roy Banwell (2015) www.stillnotaskingforit.org
Katherine Cambareri (2016) https://www.mutualart.com/Artist/Katherine-Cambareri/B14412990F064225
Kansas National Guard (2018) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HX8weNniROs&list=PLd3A6kYKLSXFXqVJrS-6K619m0GlWU77c
From the Kansas University “What Where You Wearing?” curation guide.