Adult-oriented Gallery Talk: Monday, February 22, 6 PM
About Now You See:
The Now You See Collection is a growing collection of the real eyes of children, adult survivors, and families who have been affected by sexual and physical abuse and exploitation. Each piece in the series features the eyes and words of a survivor from Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
Many victims (survivors) of abuse do not tell what is happening to them. They may feel isolated, ashamed, or resigned to endure their situation. Now You See encourages people of all ages to speak up while assuring them they are not alone. The exhibit seeks to encourage survivors to talk about what happened and to be proud of their resilience and strength. But most importantly, these pictures, and the words of these kids, help us move beyond the silence and secrecy that so often surrounds, and enables, child abuse.
Each child in the Now You See project chose the name used to accompany her/his piece; chose the words to describe their eyes; and made a statement about their experience.
For more information about this project visit http://www.suffolkdistrictattorney.com/now-you-see/