The Clothesline Project: an exhibit asking women to share stories of sexual abuse

By Nadja Sayej

Mexican artist Mónica Mayer has brought an installation to the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington that features feedback from visitors about their own experiences of assault and harassment

In 1962, Mexican artist Mónica Mayer had her first experience with sexual assault: she was an eight-year-old girl walking through a Mexican town with her mother a few steps ahead of her. As Mayer was reading a comic book, a man in his 30s approached.

“He touched my ‘pussy', as your president would say,” said Mayer over the phone from her studio in Mexico City. “I was shocked but I am even more shocked this is a common experience.”

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