The Clothesline Project is a visual display made by either survivors or by any individual who has lost a loved one to violence. What was started in October 1990 as a 31 shirt display has grown into both a national and an international movement with over 50,000 to 60,000 shirts. The project was first started in Cape Cod MA., by Rachel Carey-Harper, whose vision for the Clothesline Project was to not only raise awareness surrounding the issue of violence against women but to also provide survivors with a means to heal.