About Project Unbreakable
The mission of Project Unbreakable is to increase awareness of the issues surrounding sexual assault and encourage the act of healing through art.
Created in October of 2011 by then 19 year old photographer Grace Brown, Project Unbreakable features photos of sexual assault survivors holding posters with quotes from their attackers. 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 sexual assault survivors. Since the conception, Project Unbreakable has featured over three 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 sexual assault awareness and to showcase the work of Project Unbreakable.
The Project Unbreakable Team:
Grace Brown, a twenty 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 sexual assault survivors. 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 (lovingly refereed to as “The Dirty Jerz”) Kaelyn Siversky, aged twenty-one, 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. When she is not road-tripping with Grace, Kaelyn can normally be found bugging her yoga teachers with questions about the universe, instagram-ing her cats and blasting Ani DiFranco for anyone who will listen.
If you’ve sent an email to Project Unbreakable, you’ve probably heard from Christina Dunlop before. Currently a nineteen year old sophomore 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.
Kerri Pang is a nineteen year old third-culture kid who still struggles to answer the much-dreaded question of “Where are you from?” Born in LA, she moved from Singapore, to Shanghai, and is now based in Chicago studying journalism at Northwestern University. She chanced upon Project Unbreakable while scrolling down her tumblr newsfeed one day, realized how much her heart broke for sexual assault issues, applied for the internship, and now manages the project’s social media. She is a huge foodie who loves making food for loved ones, and is also shamelessly amused by animals who do human things.
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