610 Commerce Street Shreveport
Join us for food, drink, and conversation with the Artist Advocate behind Outlier, Mollie Corbett, herself a survivor of childhood sexual abuse.
Outlier, an exhibit and documentary film series giving voice to the journeys of sexual assault survivors, returns to Shreveport August 2018! Exposing predators and recovering outliers, this compelling fine art photography exhibit features the work of advocacy artist Mollie Corbett and includes photographs and stories of courageous sexual assault victims. By bringing light to their stories, Corbett seeks to raise awareness, dispel victim stigma, and foster restorative justice for victims of sexual assault.
Outlier has travelled from Shreveport to Lafayette to New Orleans seeking out other survivors in each community and collaborating to share their stories through photographs and video. Survivors become part of the exhibit and an episodic documentary film series. Find out more at https://outlierstories.com.
Over the past two years Corbett has interviewed and photographed dozens of survivors from all over Louisiana, and their stories and hers will be on exhibit August 7th-11th at the Supper Club (610 Commerce St in Downtown Shreveport). This exhibit is free and open to the public.
“Sexual assault survivors can trust me because I am one, too. My ultimate goal with Outlier is to help victims find recovery and advocacy so that they can turn around and help another victim. This is what makes us Outliers,” said Mollie Corbett. “For too long, silence has kept victims in despair and allowed perpetrators to flourish in their crimes.”
Corbett’s journey with the exhibition arrives at pertinent time, with the rise of victims’ voices through the #MeToo movement and as health professionals are challenged with raising awareness about sexual abuse, long known to be the best preventative measure against future abuses. For example, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network: Every 98 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. And, every 8 minutes, that victim is a child. Meanwhile, only 6 out of every 1,000 perpetrators will end up in prison.
“It was an absolute honor to be able to participate in Outlier. Personally, survivorship did not come so easily and Outlier helped me gain my voice. I am strong now. I am an Outlier!” said Samantha McGee, a survivor featured in Outlier’s first installation in Shreveport.
Corbett will be available for interviews the week of the exhibition. To schedule please contact her at email@example.com.
Exhibition Location: The Supper Club, 610 Commerce St, Shreveport
Exhibit Open: Tuesday through Saturday 10am-4pm
About Mollie Corbett:
MOLLIE CORBETT is a sexual assault survivor, artist and commercial photographer living and working in Shreveport, LA. When she was five years old, the babysitter’s son stole something from her. With Outlier, she’s taking it back. Together, with other sexual assault victims, she is igniting a movement to raise awareness, dispel victim stigma, and foster restorative justice for other victims of sexual assault.