After the Orgy, Episode 8

Carry That Weight

  
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In 2014, Emma Sulkowicz rocked the art world with her senior thesis piece, "Carry That Weight." The piece proved to be a watershed moment in our national conversation about sexual assault. But it's not every day that a college artist's performance art makes headlines like Emma's did. What was it about Manhattan under the Obama administration that made Emma, who would go on to be known simply as Mattress Girl, so easily heard?

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