Common Threads: a recovery programme for survivors of gender based violence
Original Publication Date: February 26, 2014
Last Updated: February 19, 2023
Estimated Read Time: < 1 minutes
A video exploration of narrative textiles around across diverse cultures.
By Rachel A. Cohen.
The concept of story cloths comes from a long history of women gathering to sew together. Across various cultures, at various times, women have used the safety of that gathering to express their trauma stories through the cloths they sew. The video shown here shares a small sliver of that history, and the inspiration for Common Threads Project.
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