When you wake up, you start unravel the world that was made around you and into which you were forced to fit.
The injustices that you're privy to, it seems are always couched in language to imply that it was the victim's fault because they did not abide by the rules.
This reality was the impetus for the work. The poem is a kind of inventory of all the ways women are told they are to blame for their own abuse.
Creating this work was cathartic, the women reading the poem are my dear friends and it was so moving to hear how they took the words and fed them.
The footage of the girl made up to be a clown was so poignant, we are taken for fools everyday.
Have You Been a Good Girl? from LizW on Vimeo.