"We who in engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive."Martin Luther King, Jr.
Please consider joining me or covering my work in the media as I embark on my 20th Human Body Project Vulnerability Vigil on Saturday, July 27, at noon across from the BC legislature in Victoria.
Or keep it in mind for next time. I do Vulnerability Vigils at least once a month.
For a Vulnerability Vigil, I show up naked holding a large sign. The sign is to provide a buffer of gentleness for those who are deeply affronted by public nudity. I choose the word on the sign to serve as an opening to think about our mutual vulnerability.
People who join me can be as dressed as they want to be.
I am VERY grateful, as you can imagine, when people join me.
When: July's vigil is on Saturday, July 27, noon-1 pm.
Location: Corner of Government and Belleville, across from the BC Legislature, Victoria
Last month's vigil was the first time I have been threatened with arrest. There have been other occasions when police have actually offered us support. Last month, Keith Jenkins and I put on our underpants to appease the officer and we continued to hold the vigil.
More about the Human Body Project:
The Human Body Project is not easy to categorize or describe. Here is a bit more explanation:
To "be the change" I have chosen to work in the area of vulnerability.
In a nutshell, I show up naked and unscripted to share an intense experience of vulnerability with my audience.
I do this in public and in performance.
I do the work because I believe humanity will not survive unless we choose love over power and ego and we cannot get to that place without viscerally dealing with our vulnerability.
I use my naked self and body to walk the talk. Also to be in solidarity with those who are most vulnerable, like children. Also to represent the vulnerability of us all at this crucial time when even those of us with privilege are facing the consequences of millennia of disrespect for the sacredness of life on this planet.
Upcoming Fringe shows:
I will also be presenting The Human Body Project off-fringe during the Victoria Fringe (August 22-September 1) and at the Vancouver Fringe (September 5-15).
I hope you will consider learning more about the Human Body Project, the vigils and the upcoming fringe shows by checking out my comprehensive website, including photos and videos: