Emma Sulkowicz, the Columbia University student who has vowed to carry her mattress around campus until her alleged rapist is brought to justice, just had her load lightened in a big way.
The Columbia Spectator reports that a contingent of students calling themselves “Carry the Weight Together” has stepped up to aid Sulkowicz with her “Mattress Performance/Carry That Weight” project. On their website, Barnard College senior Allie Rickard writes, “I immediately noticed a tangible and meaningful way I, along with any other member of our community, could get involved on a daily basis in ending sexual violence and rape culture at our university. Let’s help Emma carry her mattress every day.”
But has the school reached out to her?