Crowd applause at Columbia University graduation as Emma Sulkowicz the University senior who made national news for carrying a mattress to protest the school’s handling of her alleged sexual assault, walked across the stage with her mattress at graduation Tuesday. Watch this video below:
“I was raped in my own dorm bed, and since then that space has become fraught for me,” she says in a video below about the piece, called Mattress Performance or Carry That Weight, published by the Columbia Spectator. “And I feel like I’ve carried the weight of what happened there with me everywhere since then.”
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