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Denim is not Armor. Denim is not an Alibi.

Trigger warning: sexual assault

Pictured is my piece titled: FALSE ARMOR: A VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF DENIM DAY


   I have been accepted into my first art show! When I saw that St Pete's Venus in orbit art gallery was hosting a denim art show I just knew I had to be a part of it. I have been therapeutically sewing for the last few years and have found great joy and peace in my new hobby, so when an opportunity to submit an idea for this upcoming art show presented itself, I thought long and hard about what I would like to make. The call for artists described a walk through the history of denim and its many uses in art, I have to be honest even as a"sewist/designer" I am not the most educated on the history of this textile ...with one exception... DENIM DAY.

What is denim day?

1992, Rome, Italy —
An 18-year-old girl was raped by the 45-year year old driving instructor who was taking her to her very first driving lesson. He took her to an isolated road, pulled her out of the …

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