‘We can still bloom and grow after trauma’: the artist sharing survivors’ stories of abuse

Artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya has set up an installation that uses anonymous tales of sexual assault and racial violence to promote healing

Passersby in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District will see something rather atypical in one of the many storefronts at the moment: a group of old-fashioned lightbulbs standing alongside small internet-connected printers, each unspooling an anonymous newsfeed of survivor stories.

It’s part of a new project from New York City’s commission on human rights’ public artist-in-residence, Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, an installation called May We Know Our Own Strength, which highlights the voices of anonymous survivors of racism and sexual violence. It runs until 15 May.

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