The Clothesline Project

Wild Iris will be displaying the Clothesline Project this April in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The Clothesline Project is a display that offers a voice to those affected by domestic and sexual violence and is a powerful exhibit of personal testimonies of the violence which plagues all of our communities. The t-shirts hung on the clothesline are designed by survivors of violence or by those close to them. Displaying these shirts is a reminder to the community that domestic violence and sexual assault happen here, in Inyo and Mono Counties. The Project also helps survivors in their healing process, giving them a way to tell their story of abuse and recognize that they are not alone.

The Clothesline Project will be displayed for the public to view on April 12 from 9am-3pm in the Bishop City Park and April 26 from 9am-3pm in the Minaret Mall in Mammoth (by the new Vons pharmacy and Starbucks). It will also be displayed for students at Mammoth High School on April 30 and Bishop Union High School on April 28.

Clothesline Project Legend
Each color shirt represents a different kind of violence
White—murder or death
Yellow, Brown or Beige—assault or domestic violence
Red, Pink or Orange—rape or
sexual assault
Blue or Green—child sexual abuse or incest
Purple or Lavender—homophobic violence
Black—gang rape