Jennifer Brockman


Jennifer Brockman was named program director of the newly formed Sexual Assault and Education Center at the University of Kansas in 2016, bringing her 16 years of victim advocacy experience to the university. Recently, she has spearheaded an art installation on campus called “What Were You Wearing”, which re-creates the clothes victims were wearing before their assault, accompanied by personal testimonials. “We’re hoping students can see that this narrative they’re fed — that someone’s clothing causes sexual violence — is false.”

What Were You WearingJennifer Sprague

The biggest gut-punches are probably the children’s clothing throughout the piece. One testimonial: “A sundress. Months later my mother would stand in front of my closet and complain about how I never wore any of my dresses anymore. I was 6 years old.”

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