Healing and empowering
The quilt displays have attracted thousands of visitors, adults and families with children, men and women. Naomi Chandel Kumar walked around the quilts laid out on the National Mall and was touched by the survivors’ stories.
“It’s really beautiful to see survivors standing up and not being afraid and being able to find healing in the community,” she said. “It’s really incredible to see that. It’s also very sad to see how impactful this is on all communities.”
Organizers say their work does not stop here. The display is just the launching platform for the group to take the issue of sexual violence to wider audiences, heal more survivors and inspire change. (VOA)