‘Mattress Girl’ Returns With Performance Art No One Gets

If you say the name Emma Sulkowicz in most places, people will look at you funny. She’s not a household name by any stretch of the imagination. But when you explain that she is the student who lugged a mattress around campus to bolster her claim that she’d been sexually assaulted, people may well remember her.

Sulkowicz continued her performance art, and even was allowed a special privilege by Columbia University to do so at graduation, despite all the evidence which refuted her charge of sexual assault.

“She persisted.”