The Monument Quilt

The Monument Quite is designed to be a “force upsetting rape culture.” The quilt consists of squares made by more than 3,000, telling their stories of sexual violence. The quilt was started five years ago, and parts of it have been displayed in 33 cities. From May 31-June 2, volunteers laid out the full quilt on the Mall. This is the only time the full quilt has been on view.

Between 12th and 13th Street, the quilt was laid out in rows, allowing people to walk up and down.

Between 13th and 14th Street, the quilt squares were laid out to form the words “You are not alone” in English and Spanish, although it was not possible to see the formation without an aerial view.

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