Before Emma Sulkowicz started carrying a mattress around Columbia University, she spoke with TIME about sexual assault on campus, as well as how she felt about her graduation, then a year away.
As someone who has been sexually abused, and gone to court for it, I can't see why anyone would want to relive that kind of experience everyday like the girl with the mattress. I don't know what really happened, but from what I've seen I lean towards her lying. I'm an art student too, and have made art expressing my past, but she's living it. Everyday, reminding herself of what happened to her. That doesn't make sense to me, at least.