Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12th (!) Vulnerability Vigil (Rescheduled) and Last Workshop of 2012

The December vigil has been rescheduled for Boxing Day, Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 2:00 pm, corner of TransCanada and McKenzie, near the westbound bus stop, Victoria.

The Human Body Project Vulnerability Vigil for December will take place on Monday, December 17, 2012. This is the 12th Vulnerability Vigil of 2012!

For the Human Body Project, I commit to showing up naked and unscripted to share a visceral experience of vulnerability and our common humanity in performance and educational settings.

For Human Body Project Vulnerability Vigils, I commit to showing up naked and vulnerable in a public place as a form of art, activism, and education. In a gesture of gentleness to those who are affronted by nudity, I, and those who join me, hold a large sign that says "VULNERABLE" in front of our bodies. 

The December Vulnerability Vigil is held in support of the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.

We will honour and embody our own vulnerability, as well as stand in solidarity with those humans who work as sex-workers and who are among the world's most vulnerable. All humans, all vulnerable, all one.

In my role as creator of the Human Body Project, I will continue to hold Human Body Project Vulnerability Vigils at least once a month through 2013.

Human Body Project Vulnerability Vigil
Monday, December 17, 2012
4:30-5:30-ish PM
NE Corner of Government and Discovery, Victoria

The last Human Body Project Workshop of 2012 will also take place after the vigil
7-9 PM
660 Discovery St.

More information:

The Human Body Project is an example of "being the change" through choosing vulnerability. It is a form of healing. By choosing vulnerability, we erase us and them. I think words aren't adequate, which is why the work is experiential, but here's my Manifesto for more explanation:

People who join me can choose to be as dressed as they wish.

I hope you will consider joining me or consider holding your own Vulnerability Vigil wherever you live.

Recently, I wrote an explanation of why I do the Human Body Project for my 5- and 10-year-old daughters, which seemed to help grown-ups understand as well:

I've committed to holding at least one Human Body Project Vulnerability Vigil a month during 2012 and will continue that commitment through 2013.

Sincerely, Tasha

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