Our Story: Art Against Assault was founded in 2011 by survivor artist and activist Mirabelle Jones. Following her own sexual assault which she experienced while still enrolled in graduate school, Jones started Art Against Assault as a way for survivor artists, performers, musicians and writers to unite through a shared mission of breaking the silence surrounding sexual assault, rape, and domestic violence through the production of creative works. Proceeds from these works go towards supporting national sexual assault and domestic violence victim’s resources.
In April 2016 – 2018, Art Against Assault went on tour to speak at college campuses and universities across the country for Sexual Assault Awareness Month visiting School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Mills College, Maryland College Institute of the Art, Syracuse University, Rhode Island School of Design and more (see our tour page for the full list) to speak to student survivors about the power of creative works to heal trauma and enact social change. In 2019, we will be visiting many more universities to discuss gender violence and technology as well as how to raise the volume on social justice issues through interdisciplinary art. To request a speaking appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org