My Honours project, inspired by my own experience surviving sexual assault and recovering from it.
Knitted/ constructed textile collection.
Fashion collection inspired by textiles.
BFC x BL Competition Finalist 2021.
BFC Graduate Preview Feature.
Coming off from my third year project 'We the Brave', I decided to keep digging into the issues that really meant something to me, I looked inward to my own trauma and survival of sexual assault.
I decided to look at it through a lense of fashion and textiles, creating visual metaphors between Trauma and Recovery, Damage and repair, and comfort and exposure, to help me explore how I could best represent the struggle of the survivor.
My greatest hope for this project is that other survivors can see that they are are not alone in their battle, that they can find solace here. I want to be able to spread the word of exactly how it feels, 1 month, 1 year, 10 years, 50 years on.
I want to shift the lense onto the people that have come out of it and those still going through it.
I still have a long way to go, but I know im not alone.