TALKING TUSHIES

Talking Tushies is a international non-profit social project that raises awareness of the amount of pain there is to share on the topic of sexual assault. My goal is to start conversations about sexual violence in our country, and help each survivor feel less alone in their healing. This is a two-part project aimed to discuss sexual assault in public, non-traditional, and social settings.


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A non-profit social project that raises awareness of the amount of pain there is to share on the topic of sexual assault. My goal is to start conversations about sexual violence in our country, and help each survivor feel less alone in their healing. Sexual assault is too common to be a taboo, Talking Tushies was created to confront sexual assault in public spaces.

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Talking Tushies is a two-part social project created in effort to impact future actions of inappropriate men in our country. Our justice system is a disgrace for victims of sexual abuse, and it is time for women to feel safe in public places. I wanted to create a place for survivors to share their experiences, collaborate in activism, and impact public spaces all over the world. The patches are made to be worn in public to use your ass as a billboard. The patches start honest conversations and promote discussions. I’ve come to the terms that there is no way to stop men from looking at my ass, and this will never change; so I believe labeling the ass is one way to impact future behavior.  Sharing stories helps survivors communicate their experiences as they become a part of a healing community.

I hope Talking Tushies empowers people to walk fearlessly and with confidence in daily encounters and to communicate their experiences openly. I am so thankful for your support, engagement, and efforts to impact future sexual assault statistics.

A place for survivors to share their experiences with rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment.

Sexual assault survivors share their experiences to be told through a public installation. The stories are directly embroidered into various undergarments and displayed for public viewers. The underclothing represents each survivor as their stories of assault, rape, and harassment are installed for a public viewing. The installation is designed to mimic a closet display, which becomes a private setting for each viewer to read the real experiences, and survivors can share their own. The large sum of stories form a powerful display to describe the endless amount of pain there is to share. Every story is added to the growing installation as the closet will begin to overflow. These anecdotes can be provided completely anonymously below.
I am extremely proud of every survivor that chooses to add their story to this project. Your story will be heard, respected, and used to make a difference in this country. I vow to protect your experiences as I demand a specific respect to each garment on display.



Embroidered pocket shaped patches that state sexual assault statistics.

Using sexual assault statistics to confront the male gaze via an international performance public art display. The pocket-shaped patches, which are designed to be sewn onto the back pocket of pants or other clothing items initiate conversations in public environments. The patches state over thirty sexual assault statistics; they are bright, using various colors and recycled fabrics. The statistics vary, covering sexual assault in all ages, gender, and situations. A female body has been objectified throughout history as a sexual prop and has impacted men’s actions within our contemporary culture; these actions need to be eliminated from society immediately. Whenever a patch is spotted in public, Talking Tushies acts as protection from sexual harassment.

Available for $15 each or 2 for $25

Every patch purchased, funds the materials needed for the installation.

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Talking Tushies is a international non-profit social project that raises awareness of the amount of pain there is to share on the topic of sexual assault. My goal is to start conversations about sexual violence in our country, and help each survivor feel less alone in their healing. This is a two-part project aimed to discuss sexual assault in public, non-traditional, and social settings