Each year on Halloween my friends dress up and get excited for the weekend. Every decoration I see makes my stomach nauseous and my chest heavy.
These decorations act as containers, holding distressing memories and stories. The objects in Locker Room Talk carry the lingering weight of past sexual trauma. They are painful reminders, culled from my own stories and the stories from my friends. In elevating these objects I in turn elevate the experiences of survivors. The objects transform to become platforms for conversation about sexual trauma, shedding light on stories that are just as common as the objects I have collected.