About Project Unbreakable
The mission of Project Unbreakable is to increase awareness of the issues surrounding sexual assault, child abuse, and domestic violence, and encourage the act of healing through art.
Created in October of 2011 by then 19 year old photographer Grace Brown, Project Unbreakable originally featured photos of sexual assault survivors holding posters with quotes from their attackers. In September, Project Unbreakable expanded to include photos from survivors of child abuse and domestic violence. Originally, Project Unbreakable was supposed to stay small – the main intention was to simple create awareness – but soon it was discovered that it provides a way of healing for violence survivors. Since the conception, Project Unbreakable has featured over four thousand photographs, both photos taken by Grace and submissions from all over the world.
Currently, Project Unbreakable travels to colleges and universities around North America to discuss the importance of violence awareness and to showcase the work of Project Unbreakable.
The Project Unbreakable Team:
Grace Brown, a twenty-two year old originally from Massachusetts, is the founder and photographer of Project Unbreakable. Since a young age, she has carried a pull in her heart to stand next to and support survivors of violence. Currently, she travels to colleges in North America to speak about Project Unbreakable. When she’s not on an airplane, you can typically find her eating Thai food, obsessing over a new pair of shoes, and Googling questions about grammar.
Born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey, Kaelyn Siversky, aged twenty-three, is the Executive Director of Project Unbreakable. Kaelyn is the co-founding President of Sister’s on the Runway- UMASS Division and has worked for a number of non-profits. The subject of sexual assault and the shame of silence that surrounds survivors has always been a focus of Kaelyn’s life, both professionally and personally. In Kaelyn’s own journey, art and healing have always gone hand and hand, and she is thrilled to be a part of a project that is focused on offering the same healing approach to other survivors.
If you’ve sent an email to Project Unbreakable, you’ve probably heard from Christina Dunlop before. Currently a twenty year old film major living in Massachusetts, she began as an intern for the project in January of 2012, a few months after it’s creation. She and Grace had gone to school together since they were little and last year Christina was given an assignment in college that made her think of Project Unbreakable immediately. She decided to give it a shot and contact Grace, and is now the assistant at Project Unbreakable. She is thankful for the amazing opportunities that have come from Unbreakable – including coming along for photo days, attending events, and watching this project grow and develop in general. On a regular basis you can find Christina chatting incessantly about Disney, surfing Pinterest for craft ideas, and scheduling life in her day planner.
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