You are invited to SAY IT, SEW IT, and AIR IT OUT.
Airing Out the Dirty Laundry is an ongoing, collaborative, traveling art exhibit created by women who believe in equality and in our shared responsibility to create a more just world.
It is about strength, unity, and resistance of oppression, injustice and exclusion. All Cis Women, Trans Women, Trans-femme and Non-binary Folx that believe in this purpose are invited to participate by creating a piece of "dirty laundry."
Dirty laundry is a visual representation of our stories. The strength, beauty, meaning, and power of the collective work is created by the diversity and intersectionality reflected in these stories, which are joined together on a clothesline.
The paper or fabric that is sewn over each piece of dirty laundry flows freely and is meant to be lifted (either by the viewer’s hand and/or the wind) to invite, encourage, and continue dialog and conversations about our experiences as women.
AOTDL is about revealing untold or hidden ideas, opinions, stories, and beliefs and it's about the beauty and unity that is unveiled when these are joined together on a clothesline.
It's about valuing and protecting and emphasizing individual stories and expeirences.
There is nothing "dirty" about these stories, but we have been told by other people and our culture that some people do not want to hear them.