The U.S. Capitol Building's lawn was covered with over 100 red quilts on Saturday, March 1st.
The event is a part of The Monument Quilt project and was organized by FORCE, an organization dedicated to "upsetting rape culture."
The goal of this project is to create a public space for victims of rape and assault to heal.
Some survivors shared their own stories and experiences on individual quilts.
Others quilted important messages about consent.
And addressed victim-blaming statements.
Over the next two years, FORCE will be collecting more quilt squares.
The final product will eventually cover one mile of the national mall and spell: “NOT ALONE."
"The Monument Quilt is a platform to not only tell our stories, but work together to forever change how the U.S. public responds to rape," the organization wrote.
"We are creating a new culture where survivors are publicly supported, rather than publicly shamed."
Learn more about The Monument Quilt and how to share your own story.