Welcome to the House of Belonging
Rites of Passage: 20/20 Vision
1 House. 27 Rooms.
A House of Ancestral Healing, Resilience & Belonging
Celebrating the Lives of Women of Color
I took the journey you offered me. I cried and laughed and received so much.
I want to be there again and again, and for all my friends to experience this...
which is impossible to describe
Power. Love. Intention. Magic. Women.
Bravo.” - E. Gonzalez, auidence member
Rites of Passage: 20/20 Vision was a "living museum" honoring the lives & visionary futures
of Black, Indigenous & Immigrant Women of Color in America (BIWOC), set inside a historic former Women's Club in Western Massachusetts.
Throughout its 27 "Rooms of Cure", 20/20 Vision reclaimed BIWOC's experiences of initiation using ritual theatre & multimedia art shared over 10 live performances
from August 13-17, 2021.
20/20 Vision was created in collaboration with over 65 Women of Color artists ages 3 to 75, and was witnessed by nearly 1000 audience members. Together we created a temporary living village of belonging, and embodied a more fertile, resilient & just future for all.
Together, We Are the Once & Future Vision of Our Ancestors.
The abundance, voluptuous spirit of healing, self-hood, sisterhood- so generous, healed + healing OUR FUTURE + OUR PAST + OUR PRESENT.
Thank you each deeply for your Love.”
I am grateful for the privilege of witnessing & participating in this ritual. For feeling both the pain of history and the balms of sisterhood & creativity. My heart is open My body flashes hot. Brava to you all. Us all. To life.”
I am honored to be reborn tonight.”
Taking in all the many rites in the house – I feel expanded + opened to so many other experiences + like the world is fuller + filled with breath, song, rhythm + color.”
All of these things are our rites; all of these things- we already know;
all of these hold power and allow us to flow effortlessly through the unknown.”
Being held by the rich soils of women of color.
May a life of honoring them be born.”