Courage Squared

Kristina Budelis

An interactive documentary quilt that facilitates dialogue about sexual assault and promotes healing and empowerment among its victims through collaborative storytelling.


“Courage Squared” is a collection of stories from sexual assault survivors & their supporters, woven together in the form of a web-based quilt.

The project aims to facilitate a more open and supportive dialogue around sexual assault. It encourages connections and understanding among survivors and their supporters, and shows a diversity of thought and experience around this issue which is rarely reflected in the media.

This site includes digitized quilt squares from “The Monument Quilt” project ( as well as videos. Viewers can contribute and share squares online.