Project Unbreakable, a national campaign that seeks to give a voice back to victims of rape and sexual violence through photos, has spotlighted the students at the University of Connecticut who say university officials failed them after they reported their assaults.
Rosemary Richi, who reports she was raped by a UConn football student and says she was told by police they didn’t believe her story, stands in front of UConn’s football practice facility for her photo.
“Don’t tell anyone you was with me,” reads the poster Richi holds up, recounting a text message she received from her attacker.
“You’re not drunk. You want this,” another sign reads.
The photos, posted for the website’s thousands of followers, was started a few years ago by a college student in Massachusetts. The mantra set around the photos is “the art of healing.”
Jacqueline was CT Mirror’s Education and Housing Reporter, and an original member of the CT Mirror staff, joining shortly before our January 2010 launch. Her awards include the best-of-show Theodore A. Driscoll Investigative Award from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists in 2019 for reporting on inadequate inmate health care, first-place for investigative reporting from the New England Newspaper and Press Association in 2020 for reporting on housing segregation, and two first-place awards from the National Education Writers Association in 2012. She was selected for a prestigious, year-long Propublica Local Reporting Network grant in 2019, exploring a range of affordable and low-income housing issues. Before joining CT Mirror, Jacqueline was a reporter, online editor and website developer for The Washington Post Co.’s Maryland newspaper chains. Jacqueline received an undergraduate degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University and a master’s in public policy from Trinity College.