I took this photo at Ann Arbor’s Slutwalk 2011. After reading and rereading this sign for a few days, I still couldn’t get over the bravery of this girl to put herself and her fears on a sign like this. The image ended up feeling so powerful and meaningful to me, I used it for a photography assignment to critique rape culture. Critique today was an emotionally-charged, inspiring discussion about our patriarchal society, the change we strive to create, and the courage of this woman and of countless other survivors.
For more information, check out the original post about (and more pictures from) my experience with Ann Arbor’s Slutwalk 2011.