Posted by: David | April 25, 2010

Clothesline Project at Colby-Sawyer 2010

I don’t like saying this, but I have to force myself to go see this every year. This year I waited until the very last day. Every year there are more and more of these t-shirts made by victims of violence and abuse.  And just from New Hampshire. Don’t know how many shirts there are, really, thousands, just too many, and sad stories behind every single one. But also stories of strength and survival. Which is the real heart of the matter.

The person in this photo is the tireless organizer of this annual exhibit. Donna. Thank you Donna.

Please see The Clothesline Project web site.


  1. Wow, that is really hard to see, even on line. I can only imagine how difficult it is to see in person. Good for Colby-Sawyer for bringing attention to this every year.

    Every April, one special Campus Safety officer and a bunch of volunteers put this huge exhibit together in the college’s old gym. It’s amazing. And devastating.

  2. David,

    Great pictures! Thank you so much for posting these the more people that can bear witness the better!


    Thank YOU Donna! This is a good spot for a link to a special blog that deals with this same difficult topic. It’s called Violence Unsilenced. It was started a year or two back by an amazing blogger named Maggie.

  3. Shocking. Sobering. And terribly sad. But what a wonderful project.

    Yes, yes, yes, and yes.

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