VIRGIN

Punishment doesn’t heal. Honesty is a start.

VIRGIN is a therapeutic piece for me. The production stems from my roots in community health advocacy and an early childhood sexual trauma shared with my mother, who modeled, above all, unconditional love and compassion. My gratitude goes to collaborating artists and sponsors who made the production possible.

The final concept for VIRGIN evolved after a spontaneous dance session between collaborating artists in Oakland, California. The film has seen several edits, including multiple recordings of the poem voice over, since online release in 2014. The final voice over is from a recording in 2016 when I was working through radical anger. The latest edit was accomplished summer 2019.