I acknowledge that fear and pain. But I want to say that many of us have been feeling it long before Trump. We already knew that the culture is much more set up for a person like Trump than it is for people who are:
- unable to live in the domination paradigm (those of us in pain, discarded, and/or targeted)
- trying to live the healing paradigm
As someone who has been open about the pain of living in this culture and committed to making the healing paradigm more visible, I do wonder if more people finally get it.
If the sentences above are still gobbledegook, one thing I can say is that our language is one of the very structures keeping us stuck in a paradigm of destruction.
Hence experiential art! Or activism. Or protest. Or simply an example of the invaluable privilege of freedom of expression.
Again, I'll use my elevator spiel:
For a Vulnerability Vigil I use nakedness as a medium to create vulnerability and a metaphor of vulnerability. I stand naked on the street to share and express vulnerability because I believe the only way humans will survive is by owning and understanding our vulnerability. Through embracing vulnerability, we can connect with, cooperate with, and support each other.
So I'll be holding a Vulnerability Vigil
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
In front of the BC Legislature
I'll be holding a sign that says "US." As in "U.S." or "us."
All are welcome, dressed or undressed. I am the only one committed to being naked and if it's too cold, I won't compromise my health.
When I started Vulnerability Vigils, I committed to holding one for at least an hour, at least once a month. But then I got the dang cancer and, last month, I had the dang flu...
An October vigil didn't transpire. Suffice to say, from now on, I'll do my best to hold monthly vigils.
ps Longtime vigil supporter and participant Keith Jenkins is recovering well from his heart surgery. Please consider supporting Keith as he recovers: https://www.youcaring.com/keith-jenkins-649425
|From the September Vulnerability Vigil held in honour of Keith Jenkins.|