Sexual assault awareness month

Maggie Burton, artist

In light of April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month, so I decided to create a piece dedicated to sexual assault awareness. I wanted to incorporate dark colors, but I really focused on working disembodied hands and arms into my piece because to me, hands in this context symbolize an invasion of privacy. However in the second half of the art, the hands are being pushed away from the woman by a band of teal, the official color of the Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) movement and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC). I wanted the band of teal to represent both the movement and the support that victims of sexual assault and harassment should receive. I want for this piece to raise awareness about the topic and to let those who are suffering know that they are not alone. If you have experienced sexual assault, call 800-656-4673, or visit the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) website for more resources.