'Mattress Girl' to participate in TEDx talk on 'socially-constructed borders'


Emma Sulkowicz, better known as "Mattress Girl" for carrying around a bed cushion for months while claiming she had been raped, is going to give a TEDx talk in New York on Friday.

TEDx talks are a little different from traditional TED Talks, and are "designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences," according to its website. Sulkowicz will be speaking with several others on the topic of "borders and belonging."

A program for the event says the speakers "will explore the physical and socially-constructed borders between peoples, places and communities, as well as challenge how borders divide and unite us." How that relates to a questionable rape accusation is unclear. A press contact for the event did not return a Washington Examiner request for comment.

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