My life is my canvas and my actions are my medium. My unquenchable curiosity and relentless hunger for social justice has forced me to share. That sharing is my art form.
Give me a room of people and I can change lives. It rings a vain statement but, in fact, it is something gleaned from my rearview mirror. Very early on, it was clear I had the gift of illustration through telling a story. Long before the trendy honorific of “story-teller,” I was attracting and repelling through my deep call to use language. My array of brushes, from camel hair to q-tips, are my words.
My life has the single message, WAKE UP. While I am asking myself to live fully awake, I seem to dare others to consider the possibilities. I have offered spoken word poems at Slut-walk to City Council. I present lectures on the Women’s Movement, LGBTQ Rights, forms of Nonviolent Direct Action, Suffrage; all through the lens of CHANGE.
Now, at age 70, I have crushed my coal into a diamond, culled the best of my insights and refined my art.
**My one woman full length stage presentation, Tea With Alice & Me, it not about tea but a cup of revolution. What called Ladies out of the parlor into the streets and onto Marching in pink knit hats?
**The biographical, The Answer is Yes, is the incendiary story of my insistence on saying yes and the miracles that unfurled. Both dark and light.
**ERA ~ The Heart of Alice Paul presents what happened after the vote. 1920 – 1977 what did Miss Alice Paul do? She wrote the ERA and worked for 52 more years to give women full Constitutional Equality.
I have written 5 books and dozens of performance poems, publicly fasted, heckled national politicians, been featured in two films and about to appear on a PBS series (Well Meet Again with Ann Curry); but I specialize in audacity. I hear its contagious.
I’m just a little disturbance, are you?