"I was raped in my own bed and I carry that weight with me wherever I go."
So honored for the opportunity to share her story. Documentary photographer Morrigan McCarthy and I spent a school day with Columbia University student, artist, and activist Emma Sulkowicz, who is carrying a 50-pound mattress on campus for as long as her rapist is around. (In other words, until he graduates.) The mattress is absurdly heavy. (I tried to pick it up myself.) Read the story and see the photos on ELLE.com.
So my mom was helping me move my new couch into my apartment building and halfway down the stairs we both looked at each other and yelled “PIVOT!” at the same time. I don’t think we’ll ever bond like that again.