What Were You Wearing&:Exhibition Displays Clothing Worn by Rape Survivors to Slam Victim Shaming

A unique exhibition in Brussels showcases the stories of student rape victims by recreating the outfits they wore during their assault.Inspired by a project created by students at the University of Kansas.


Delphine Goossens, a worker in prevention services in the Belgian capital, took the original testimonies of the Kansas students, translated them into Dutch and French, and gathered pieces of her and her co-workers’ own clothing to represent the outfits described in the exhibition, “What Were You Wearing?”.

The exhibition consists of several outfits, including a pair of pyjamas, a bathing suit, a child’s school uniform and police attire and is aimed at increasing awareness against victim-shaming.

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