La casa habitada

Audre Lorde, in her essay “Eye to Eye”, writes: “My mother taught me to survive from a very early age by her own example. Her silences also taught me isolation, fury, mistrust, self-rejection and sadness. My survival lay in learning how to use the weapons she gave me, also, to fight against those things within myself, unnamed”.

With this work, I seek to represent the desperation and suffocation of women who are not able to leave, who are not heard, who are afraid. This series is dedicated to my mother, and to all women victims of domestic violence, and to the children, like me, who’s carried the scars produced by generational trauma.

“I am stuffing your mouth with your
promises and watching 
you vomit them out upon my face.”

– Anne Sexton. 

Miami, Jan 2022.

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