• Keepin’ it Real…down in the TL

    by Krista DeNio, Skywatchers Artist Facilitator **NOTE: The names of individuals in this post have been changed for confidentiality. It all started with having one another’s backs. That’s right. I got your back. Whose got your back? I GOT YOUR BACK. We said, we sung, we danced and we meant it. This past year, Skywatchers focused […]

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  • 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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