LIVE: August 2021
Rites of Passage 20/20 Vision
is a House of Belonging, Resilience, & Hope.
A House of the Collective Feminine Soul.
75 Women + Femmes
Rites of Passage 20/20 Vision seeks to Dream, Envision & Embody the world anew
with fresh perspectives for a more fertile, resilient & equitable future for all.
Each room in 20/20 Vision
embodies a rite of passage theme
in the lives of
women of color
Yet ultimately, it is
a living, breathing invocation
for remembrance + healing justice
on behalf of all our lineages,
and all our many colors.
At this unprecedented time in our history, Rites of Passage 20/20 Vision offers
women of color a unique invitation to TAKE UP SPACE.
In doing so, we heal, re-member and transform ourselves + our lineages,
and inspire + enable others to do the same.
Join the Vision...
LINEAGE. SEEDS. SOVEREIGNTY. FERTILITY. SUSTENANCE.
MEDICINE. WATER. WOMB. FLOWER. VICTORY.
DIASPORA. STORY. WEAVE. LEGACY.
SOIL. ANCESTRAL SOUL. HEALING JUSTICE. REMEMBRANCE.
New "ROOMS of CURE" in 2021:
Migration/ Diaspora— about the immigrant experience and border issues
No Longer Silent— on #metoo and healing sexual trauma
Legacy— honoring lineage-based wisdom and sovereignty
The Grief Room— a memorial for diasporic lineages oppressed through colonization and displacement
Woman Heal Thyself— about healing through chronic and reproductive diseases.
Asylum— on mental health and healing
The Living Womb— re-visioning birth, and addressing the lack of adequate natal care for BIPOC
Taboo— a walk-in-closet about abortion and miscarriage
Queer Luv— about the queer experience
Trans-cendant— on the trans experience and gender fluidity
Re-membering My Father— about women’s complex relationships to men and masculinity
Girlhood— reclaiming childhood from gendered stereotypes
Adolescence— cure-ated by a group of local youth from the R.O.P.E. program
Mama's Always On Stage— a kitchen critiquing the isolation of modern motherhood, and visioning a motherhood in community
- Age as Power— in praise of menopause and aging
- The Elder Room— honoring the wisdom of radically embodied elderhood
Dissolution— a room about spiritual breakdown, breakthrough and rebirth
The Body Room— a bathroom celebrating female and femme bodies of all kinds
V is for Victory— an altar-room to fertility and creative sovereignty
Sustenance— on reclaiming women's relationships to Nature estranged through displacement + migration
The Sustenance Pantry— an heirloom seed bank + pantry of ancestral foods of sustenance
The Library— an inter-sectional multicultural feminist library
The Death & Re-Birth Canal— embracing the life-death-life cycle