VIRGIN

Punishment doesn’t heal. Honesty does that.

This work stems from an early childhood sexual trauma shared with my Mother and the universal compassion she modeled. The film VIRGIN (2014) was originally meant to be a collaboration with other survivors of sexual violence relating the personal with the ecological. When the collaborations and funding fell through, I wrote the poem NO and finished the film with what I had available. The interview recorded after filming for VIRGIN gives a feel of my intention.

For more on my healing process and reading on healing through spiritual emergence, please see BUSTED OPEN.