• emotional labor

    Emotional labor is not unlike physical labor. I build muscles through repetition        to lift               to hold                         to erase I build muscles          to grieve             […]

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  • traces of STAND GROUND

    Standing sexy at 3 feet tall, 4 feet wide and stretched 6 feet long, this is where I sleep. Sure I can’t move around aimlessly, spread my legs sit up or roll over more than once.  In the berthing racks are stacked three high. Well, you have to fit 60+ girls in here.  The best […]

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  • I no longer carry the weapon I once thought of as a dear friend, an extension of myself that was intended for killing, yet kept me safe. I know this is not what many want to hear, but you must understand the context, you must understand war, not as a spectator in the audience, but […]

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  • On Friday, March 21st,  our Winter 2014 Artists in Residence will be joined by four experts who will discuss the larger themes both works have in common. About the panelists: Susan Maxwell, Mental Health Expert – Susan Maxwell works as a Clinical Psychologist employed in the Posttraumatic Stress Disorders Clinic at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs […]

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  • From the Rehearsal Room…  the CONTACT project process is deepening, and we find ourselves moved…to tears, to anger, to hysterical laughter….to formation, to renovation, to solidarity, to push-ups….pushing up against the fight, the flight, the meeting, the holding of…one another.  the pressing into flesh and bone…contact…the memories, the histories, the shared pain and sorrow of […]

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  • We’re in rehearsal and things are getting interesting… We ask ourselves many questions, to get to the essence of what is meaningful to us, what gives our lives meaning, what we would fight for, what home means to us…who we are… We answer to our own surprise, sometimes; we answer in predictable ways other times; […]

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