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Lauren Kelly’s Series “Echoes” Considers How Girls Survive Rape and Sexual Assault

January 26, 2017

By Rebecca Robertson

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When her series “Echoes” is installed, Lauren Kelly pairs photographs of domestic scenes with hand-written transcripts of interviews with survivors of sexual abuse.

Lauren Kelly’s series “Echoes: Growing Up With PTSD” weaves together four visual approaches to describing the experience and aftermath of sexual abuse. Kelly herself developed PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) after surviving sexual trauma, and she describes her project, which includes interviews with women with similar experiences, as a way to assure herself that healing was possible. “I got this idea...

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