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Art Exhibit On Sexual Assault Answers Question Often Asked Of Survivors

"What Were You Wearing?" re-creates outfits survivors had on when they were assaulted, alongside personal stories.
A new art installation making the rounds on college campuses explores a question often asked of a survivor after they've been sexually assaulted. (Courtesy Jennifer Sprague)

Inspired by a poem, an art exhibit on sexual assault titled “What Were You Wearing?” re-creates outfits survivors had on when they were assaulted, alongside personal stories.

‘s Robin Young talks with , one of the creators of the installation and director of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center at

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