Paper Women

Violence against women is any gender-based violent act causing or threatening physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women in public or private life. It needs to stop.

If you are a woman who has been abused by a man and you are able, please either share your abuse story with me or let me know the types of abuse you have suffered through a check box survey based on research and the Domestic Abuse Intervention Project, Duluth Minnesota.  I won’t lie – I cried as I was typing out how many recognised ways women are abused.

Your story or your experience will be used to create an artwork – one woman per response, forming part of a chain of women. The artwork will be used as a public exhibition piece, but your woman will also be displayed online and in women’s events such as Reclaim the Night (if you agree).  All artwork stories will be anonymous and if you submit through Survey Monkey or via post, I will not know who you are.  Submissions can be in any language and will not be edited. The artwork will never be finished – whenever I get a submission, it will be added.

If you would like to see examples of completed paper women, please see the Paper Women Gallery, but please be warned that the paper women contain stories that could be triggering for victim survivors.

If you are worried about whether the process of Paper Women is truly anonymous – please click here to read reviews from two women who submitted that way. Any submission at all will be greatly appreciated. By sharing our stories, we make our mark – we create something that can change us, our community and the world.

Submission options include:

• Survey Monkey (

• Email 

• Text / leave a message on 0492 366 216

• PO Box 121, Portarlington VIC 3223

To read media coverage about Paper Women please click here for Forte Magazine and here for WSUP News.

Click here for links to violence assistance websites.

Click here to join the Print Change mailing list.

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